November 29, 2018 4.29 pm This story is over 60 months old

Cleethorpes high-rise apartment plan ‘totally out of character’

Fears the designs aren’t suitable

Three high-rise apartment blocks which would tower across Cleethorpe’s skyline have been described as “totally out of character” and a “massive negative impact” on the historic town.

The plans by Cielo Realty Ltd would see the development, called One Cleethorpes, built on Grant Street in the town.

Rising up to 13 storeys high, the tower blocks would include a total of 99 apartments, as well as commercial space and underground parking.

Councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee will discuss the proposals on December 5.

The proposed site on Grant Street, Cleethorpes.

The land, which was formerly the Clifton Bingo Club site, is currently unused and sits close to the town’s train station.

Developers Cielo Realty said the site deserves a “high quality development”.

The London-based applicant said they were “acutely” aware that the development would be in a sensitive area.

View from Cleethorpes North Promenade.

But local residents have said that the plans are not in keeping with the town’s heritage.

In a letter to the council, Brian Sherrif, who lives on Grant Street, said the buildings would “dwarf” the rest of the town.

“The development will have a massive negative impact on the area, including the conservation area it would be situated in,” he said.

View from North Promenade next to Cleethorpes station.

“The main impact is visible, being totally out of character and scale with the rest of the area.

“All would be dwarfed by the buildings and the skyline from any direction will be changed radically and impact the setting of the historic area.”

He added that the high-rise buildings would also impact the privacy of other people.

Visual from Cleethorpe’s High Street.

Meanwhile, Paul Rowntree, No 2 Refreshments Rooms, said the apartments are not in keeping with the heritage of the area, including Cleethorpes Train Station.

“Firstly, the station is a Victorian heritage station from 1865 to 1884 when our building was built,” he said.

“These multi-storey flats are not in keeping with the station or the surrounding areas.

“It would affect the light on our premises as we under a covered roof and by 4pm the sunlight shines in to our beer garden and public house, if these flats are built we would have no sunlight whatsoever.”

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