November 23, 2018 1.41 pm This story is over 62 months old

One-way systems planned for Cleethorpes regeneration

Bid to make resort easier to navigate

Regeneration efforts in Cleethorpes which could see the introduction of new one way systems are set to be approved next week.

Senior councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve changes to the town centre.

Documents before members say the move is part of the Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme, funding by the Heritage Lottery Townscape Heritage Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund and the council.

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

They say the plans aim “to develop and diversify the economic role of the resort, enhance the visitor experience and increase developer confidence leading to new investment and jobs”.

“The Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme will make a significant contribution to the Council’s strategic objective of a stronger economy by delivering new infrastructure and public realm works that aims to unlock and accelerate private sector investment in key sites,” says the council agenda.

“It will support the ongoing private sector investment from a range of independent retailers and restaurateurs in the High Street and Alexandra Road.

“It will also contribute to the Council’s ‘Stronger Community’ objective by providing high quality public spaces for residents and visitors within the town’s historic streets and promenades. It aims to ultimately encourage growth and job creation.”

Officers will tell councillors that an initial consultation has taken place with support for the one way system but objections to the changes to taxi and loading bays.

If approved, a formal consultation will take place on the one way system.