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Plans for town revamp on display

Artist's impression of Bridlington Station Plaza
The plans include enhancing the visual appeal of public spaces

People are being given the chance to have their say on plans to redevelop Bridlington town centre.

The proposals include a large retail and housing development on land between the railway station and the harbour and a 320-berth marina.

About 800 public car parking spaces will be created and public spaces such as the railway station plaza and Gypsey Race beck will be improved.

An eight-week public consultation will run until 5 October.

Jobs hope

The Bridlington Renaissance Partnership said many local people were spending their money in nearby towns such as Scarborough, because their retail and leisure needs were not being met in the town centre.

It said: "If more people and businesses can meet their needs locally, local business will be able to capture spending currently lost to the town, grow and create jobs.

"The added range of goods and services will make the town centre more attractive for everyone, including tourists."

John Lister, head of the partnership, said: "It's important to provide the things that Bridlington needs to survive.

"Bridlington people currently spend a great deal of their money elsewhere. This is needed for Bridlington and is of benefit to tourists as well."

The plans can be viewed on the Bridlington Renaissance Partnership website, at Bridlington's north and central libraries and the customer service centre at the town hall.

They will also be on display at the Spa complex on 19 August.

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