A £10 million scheme to regenerate Cleethorpes is one (way) step closer to fruition after a number of changes to the town centre were given the green light by senior councillors.
North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet approved the changes, which will include new one way arrangement along Albert Road, Osborne Street and Cross Street, and changes to parking, bus stops, taxi ranks and loading bays in the area.
Documents before members said the move was part of the Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme, funding by the Heritage Lottery Townscape Heritage Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund and the council.
Following the meeting Council leader Ray Oxby said: “The actual traffic order will make the place more accessible and create a free-flowing resort at peak times. This is just part again of a series of investments to make the offer better for visitors and tourists coming in.
“It’s about giving money to Seaview Street and High Street which will become easier to negotiate and have better parking and a series of environmental improvements.”
The project has already seen money drawn down from the Coastal Communities Fund and others, and the council has set aside £1 million of its own money towards the regeneration.
Part of the plan is to extend the tourist season.
“This is £10 million of investment to make Cleethorpes the best offer on the East Coast frankly,” said Councillor Oxby.
Councillors were told that an initial consultation has taken place with support for the one way system but had objections to the changes to taxi and loading bays.
The changes include:
- Introduction of one way traffic arrangements on Albert Road, Osborne Street and part of Cross Street;
- Changes to existing parking arrangements in parts of Cross Street and Alexandra Road;
- Changes to bus stop arrangements to accommodate new bays in High Street and Alexandra Road.
- Changes to existing parking arrangements in High Street to accommodate taxi rank and loading bay
A formal consultation will now take place on the changes.
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