Plans have been announced for a multi-million pound makeover at one of the East Riding of Yorkshire’s most popular caravan parks.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council plans to invest £6.15 million into South Cliff Caravan Park, extending the grounds on to adjacent fields.
The revamped site would create 31 additional pitches for tents, 15 new units for ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping), 48 additional touring pitches and 132 static pitches.
Currently, South Cliff Caravan Park has nearly 800 permanent static caravan pitches, 160 touring pitches, 20 tent pitches and 12 fleet hire caravans for holiday letting.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said the plans would boost Bridlington’s economy.
He said: “Our prudent financial management over many years has led us to the very exciting position in which we are able to propose a major expansion of this already hugely successful facility.
“As a council, we are under increasing pressure to look at ways to generate more income, as opposed to simply undertaking cutbacks and reductions in services. This proposal would help us to do just that.
“As well as creating new jobs on the site, subject to final planning approval, we would be able to greatly increase the number of people coming to stay in Bridlington and spending their money in the town and surrounding area, which would be a huge boost to the local economy.
“Given the continuing success of The Spa Bridlington, and the refurbished Sewerby Hall and Gardens, as well as the brand new East Riding Leisure Bridlington, there is a great deal for visitors to see and do.
“This newly expanded site would bring in a new wave of customers for all these facilities, as well as the town’s superb beaches and seafront, and for its restaurants, bars, shops and cafes.”
There would also be new toilet blocks and new office accommodation for the staff at the site (with up to five new jobs created)
Works are expected to begin in March 2017 and the council aim to submit planning application later this year.