Graham welcomes exciting plans for Hornsea redevelopment
Hornsea MP, Graham Stuart, has welcomed a major investment plan to renovate the town over the coming years. Following a meeting with planning officers from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC), Graham said he’ll keep fighting to make sure residents reap full benefits from the exciting plans.
Last year, the local MP hosted Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, on a visit to Hornsea after it was announced that the town will receive £3.77 million from the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Graham recently held meetings with the council to view revised plans, which will also see millions of pounds being invested in a revamped two-storey multi-service centre. The new centre will feature indoor and outdoor leisure areas as well as an on-site library and social services facility, which is being relocated from Parva Road. The cafe and education room originally planned for the South Promenade will also be a major feature of the building, as will extensive landscaping to draw people to the central promenade hub. An expansion of the leisure boat compound and commercial compound facilities and upgrades to parking and visitor areas will rejuvenate the South Promenade.
ERYC are currently reviewing responses from their public consultation, which closed on 29 January, and will be taking residents’ views into account before formally pursuing planning permission. The council predict that the new centre, along with renovations along South Promenade, should be completed by 2020.
Graham said: “Taken together, these exciting plans for Hornsea come in at an investment of over £10 million – the single largest capital investment ever made in the town. This is a terrific and much-needed boost for Hornsea; it will transform the experience for residents and visitors alike.
“Coastal communities have often been let down in the past, so I’m glad to see both the Council and the Government getting on board with my calls for major cash injections to the area. It was great to see the exciting plans being drawn up for Hornsea and I know that these excellent facilities can become a hub of the local community for many years to come.”
February 9th, 2018