New coach park to open this weekend

Workmen have been on site putting the finishing touches this week
Workmen have been on site putting the finishing touches this week

Bridlington’s new coach park will open this weekend.

A sign at the old coach park in Hilderthorpe Road

A sign at the old coach park in Hilderthorpe Road

Despite public concerns about the choice of location in Limekiln Lane, the project has been completed on time and on budget - just under £1million.

Alan Menzies, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s director of planning and economic regeneration, said: “Work to improve the coach parking facilities at Limekiln Lane are now complete and will open on Saturday, with space for up to 30 coaches now available.

“The recent spell of good weather has seen Bridlington Tourist Information Centre already receiving a number of enquiries from coach operators for both this weekend and for the summer season.

“Over the coming months, the TIC will work to promote the new facility with coach operators in order to take bookings and arrange 
permits in advance.

“Coaches will continue to drop passengers off at the harbour top or at East Riding Leisure Bridlington before heading to Limekiln Lane to park up, with signs now erected to direct coach traffic along an identified and tested route.

“The scheme to improve Limekiln Lane started in November last year and has seen a new access to the car park installed, improved surfacing for coaches, new drainage and lighting infrastructure as well as landscaping. The project has also been completed on time and on budget – circa £950,000.”

The facility replaces the existing coach park in Hilderthorpe Road.