Plans for £3.5m multi-storey car park in Cleethorpes

A £3.5million multi-storey car park is in the works for Cleethorpes seafront in a bid to attract more visitors and relieve congestion.

It has been earmarked for an existing council-owned coach and car park on Grant Street.

The major project, which is nevertheless in the preliminary stages, would ease Cleethorpes’ desperate shortage of parking spots and provide a welcome raise to the pandemic recovery.

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The site is in a chief location close to the high street and promenade.

There are hopes it would assistance both workers around St Peter’s method and daytrippers looking for a identify close to Cleethorpes seafront.

The concept is set to go before North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet later this year, with a formal planning proposal worked up at a later date.

Work is expected to take around six months according to council’s forward plan for procurement.

More parking would permit more visitors to come to the resort

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The cost of the scheme is estimated at £3.5million.

Councillor Callum Procter, the portfolio holder for Economic Growth, Housing and Tourism, said the proposal would make it easier for the resort to attract visitors.

“The plans for a multi-storey car park are at the preliminary stages. We are nevertheless exploring all the options, but we do have a site in mind,” he said.

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“It will nevertheless be unprotected to planning approval but we have the concept.

“If it is built, it will ease congestion for residents in the Croft Baker, Sidney Sussex and Haverstoe wards where it has become a real issue. People haven’t been able to park outside their homes.

“It will also increase capacity for visitors to the resort, which is very exciting.”

Parking spaces are in short supply on nearby residential streets

The suggested site is close to the former Clifton Bingo location where the long-delayed Cleethorpes One apartment blocks have been given approval.

Parking has been a long-running complaint in the resort.

Permit zones are set to be brought in on residential streets around St Peter’s method after locals complained it was impossible to park near their homes.

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The streets are currently flooded with shopworkers, who would be able to use the multi-storey instead.

Getting parked up can also be a headache for visitors who come for the day during the summer months.

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