Final plans revealed for transformation of Sea View Street in Cleethorpes
Sea View Street in Cleethorpes is set to be completely revamped (Image: Rick Byrne)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Sea View Street in Cleethorpes is set to be be transformed under a radical regeneration plan which is expected to be approved tomorrow.
Final plans for the scheme have been revealed and would see the street completely redesigned, on-street parking cut by a third and a new "plaza area" constructed.
It is the latest part of the Cleethorpes Programme - a £6.7 million project between North East Lincolnshire Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Coastal Communities Fund to develop and diversify the resort.
The first phase of the project, to transform Alexandra Road and High Street, was approved last month.
But the final masterplan for Sea View Street, due to be decided on by councillors tomorrow, reveals big changes from a draft prepared last year.
The masterplan for Sea View Street is due to be considered by councillors on Wednesday (Image: North East Lincolnshire Council)
Initial plans to pedestrianise the street have been axed by North East Lincolnshire Council following a consultation exercise with traders where just 22 per cent of respondents said they agreed with the proposal.
The new plan, which will go before the council's cabinet at a meeting tomorrow, has led to a mixed response from Sea View Street traders.
Reacting to the plan, Jamie Younger, from Arthur's House, said: "Personally I always thought that pedestrianisation would bring more trade. The street needs a change. I thought it would look great."
But Jo Murphy from Papillon said she had always been against the pedestrianisation scheme.
She said: "I think it's important to keep cars coming down the street.
"We see a lot of people driving past, parking up and then coming in. It's convenience really. We're fairly isolated up here. People don't want to walk.
"It would be nice to see the improvement we need, but I just hope it's not detrimental to footfall. We need to keep footfall flowing down here."
The pedestrianisation of Sea View Street has been abandoned by council officials
And Alex Cartwright, from Grants 1856, said the issue of pedestrianisation was a "difficult one".
He said: "Initially I thought it was a really good idea. I thought it would have been nice to have the tables and chairs out.
"Now I have a mixed opinion. I worry it might kill off retail. Most of the shops are against."
On-street car parking spaces on Sea View Street would be cut from 27 to nine under the new masterplan, although alternative car parking could be provided on a "like-for-like basis" on Wardell Street.
Elsewhere, the small car parking area at the end of Sea View Street would be transformed into a "plaza gateway", with three new pedestrian crossings to be introduced and new street furniture to be fitted.
If approved by the council's cabinet, the works would commence in July 2019 after similar regeneration work on High Street and Alexandra Road is completed.