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Delay In Bridlington South Cliff Caravan Park Expansion

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Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 2:20pm 22nd February 2018. (Updated at 3:18pm 22nd February 2018)

The cost to extend Bridlington's South Cliff Caravan Park is more than first anticipated. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Cabinet is set to discuss a report on the development next Tuesday (27 February.)

The report reads:

"A major infrastructure project is being developed to extend the Bridlington South Cliff Caravan Park.

The Council’s investment is expected to further increase the direct and indirect revenue stream to the Council and the local economy.

Tender responses for the main extension and refurbishment works project have been returned and are some way above the available budget.

The project team is currently reviewing the scheme with a view to re-tendering. This has pushed the overall scheme delivery back and the budget has been re-profiled to accommodate this."

A planning application to expand the park was passed in September, with work expected to start in December or January. 

The council had planned to invest £6.15 million into the project. The expansion is set for the adjacent agricultural land of the Wilsthorpe Estate, which would create 31 additional pitches for tents, 15 new units for 'glamping', 48 additional touring pitches, 132 additional static pitches and 19 additional lodges. 

The scheme is is worth of several million pounds and  is predicted to bring in an extra £1.8 million to the local economy each year. 

Before the news of the delay, the scheme was due to be finished by March 2019. It's the second announcement of a delayed development in Bridlington in as many days, following the news that the Marina Project in the town has been put on hold as it is not 'commercially viable' according to service firm Arup. 

A spokesperson from East Riding of Yorkshire Council said:

"As with all major investment schemes, we strive to ensure best value for money throughout the process, and in the case of the proposed expansion of South Cliff Holiday Park, we have retendered for the scheme, in order to reduce the costs of what is planned.

The revised tenders are due back in mid May, and we hope that there will be no significant delay to the project's completion.

In the meantime, the archaeological dig is continuing on the site, ahead of the start date." 


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