Town Council ‘no’ to AAP

Bridlington Town Council Office'Quay Road'PA1147-7
Bridlington Town Council Office'Quay Road'PA1147-7

BRIDLINGTON Town Council have laid out their objections to the town centre Area Action Plan ahead of December’s public hearing into the plans.

The Town Council set up a sub-committee to provide responses to issues raised by inspector Sian Worden, before public hearings into the AAP begin at Bridlington Spa on Monday, December 5.

A statement sent to the inspector from the Town Council stated that their “concerns are based on logic, common sense, and the blindingly obvious, together with the fact the town is its abode”.

As raised in the Free Press in August, one of the council’s main objections to the AAP is the lack of a plan from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to move the funfair, currently at the Royal Princess Parade on Bridlington sea front, out of the town centre.

They would like to see Princes Street made into a town square, with a provision for a Street Market together with a bandstand on Garrison Square.

Another big issue for the Town Council is the state of parking and traffic management in the town. They believe King Street should reopen to through traffic and parking spaces should be once again provided, allow the Lords Feoffees plans to construct a multi-storey car park at Beck Hill, as well as planning the construction of a multi-storey car and coach facility at Hilderthorpe coach park.

The council reject plans for a plaza outside the railway station, arguing that extra retail spaces would drag more people away from town centre shops.

Instead, they would like to see Palace car park turn into a public park, with an integrated bus station provided outside the railway station.

Last week, Bridlington’s Harbour Commissioners outlined their objections to the AAP, and the Town Council fully support their plans to provide additional pontoon moorings at the harbour.

Full copies of the Town Council’s objections are available to view on their website, and can be found under the ‘AAP response’ heading.