November 9, 2021 4.29 pm

New Cleethorpes multi-storey car park hopes to boost tourism

Residents hope for easier parking too

By Local Democracy Reporter

A multi-storey car park which is in the pipeline for Cleethorpes would create hundreds of extra spaces for resort visitors, while making it easier for residents to park.

The proposed £3.4million project would upgrade the existing car park on Grant Street.

It would ease the shortage of parking spaces around Cleethorpes which causes a headache for residents, while making it easier for people to visit and spend.

The latest details from North East Lincolnshire Council reveal that it would provide 268 new spaces on top of the existing 65, and would create an electric vehicle charging hub.

The facility would generate an estimated £169,000 per year, which would help to maintain permit schemes for residents nearby.

The entrance on Grant Street is also expected to be made more attractive.

Officers have been looking at ways to improve the car park and reduce disruption on surrounding streets for several years.

Once the report has been approved by Cabinet in the next few weeks, official plans will be drawn up for the site.

Work is likely to take place in the autumn and winter to minimise disruption during the busy season.

Coaches would likely use the Thrunscoe Land car park near the boating lake while this happens, with HGVs being directed towards facilities on Orwell Street or Burgess Street.

The report states: “The project will provide more appropriate car parking capacity in north and central Cleethorpes. It will see the creation of an additional 268 car parking spaces including improved provision for blue badge holders and the creation of an electric vehicle charging hub.

Improvements to the public realm that connects Grant Street with the rest of the resort are also expected to be delivered to increase the attractiveness and useability of the new facility.

Overall, it is anticipated that the new facility would generate an estimated £169,000 of car parking income per year and would support the delivery of the Cleethorpes Controlled Parking Zone and emerging Cleethorpes masterplan projects.”

It will go before the Tourism and Visitor Economy Scrutiny Panel on November 18.

Progressing the project will be subject to Cabinet approving a suitable funding option, the planning team approving the proposals and feedback received during engagement periods.

Subject to Cabinet approval, planning and design works will be finalised in preparation for the planning process and engagement with residents and businesses.

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