Take a look at more plans for the new Sea View Street Plaza
The new look of the Sea View Street Plaza can be revealed. (Image: NELC)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 1 Mar 2019
This is what Sea View Street will look like after the council's multi-million pound regeneration project in Cleethorpes.
North East Lincolnshire Council has finalised its plans for the popular street, which is set to have a major revamp as part of a £7.2 million regeneration programme, due to end in 2020, that aims to transform the resort with revitalised public spaces and radical changes to the road network.
The project has been funded by grants and investment from the council, which includes £1.9m from the Heritage Lottery Townscape Heritage Fund and £3.8m from the Coastal Communities Fund.
The creation of the new plaza will see the current car park removed and replaced. (Image: NELC)
It will see some of Cleethorpes' most iconic streets completely transformed through four phases of work which began in January 2019 and is due to end in September 2020.
Work has already started on phase one of the project, which covers the High Street and the top of Alexandra Road, with the council's cabinet set to approve the second phase of work on Sea View Street, as the plans for a new plaza have now been finalised.
73% of respondents in a public consultation approved the plans for Sea View Street. (Image: NELC)
The work will see the small car park opposite the Natwest Bank and Tale of Two, completely removed and replaced with a new pedestrian plaza, along with the introduction of trees and coastal planters.
The scheme was put out to public consultation earlier in the month, with stakeholders being asked to choose between two options for the area. Following this 73 per cent of those who took part recommended Option A, which will be implemented by the council following Cabinet approval.
The council believes that this regeneration will add great value to the Cleethorpes resort, and ensure that the public spaces are fit for future use.
Concerns have been raised that the new plaza could attract anti-social behaviour. (Image: NELC)
However despite the work that the council has done in developing the project, some concerns still remain that the new Sea View street could attract unwanted attention.
At the public consultation people were worried that the new plaza could attract anti-social behaviour, along with some of the area's rough sleepers. There were also concerns that it may encourage street drinking in the area, and that licensed premises in the area would allow their customers to spill out into this area.