What is the Townscape Heritage Project?

The Bridlington Quay Townscape Heritage (TH) scheme aims to improve part of Bridlington Quay conservation area, focussing on its heritage and the history of the area. The scheme consists of a number of elements:

- Grants to repair buildings
- Improving public areas and streets
- Activities to discover the heritage of the Bridlington Quay area
- Better management of the conservation area

Background
IIn early 2015 East Riding of the Yorkshire Council (ERYC) was awarded a round 1 grant offer by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Since that time we’ve been developing more detailed plans for the scheme. In July 2016 we secured a second stage which means that we are about to put our exciting plans into action. The next four years will see almost £3 million spent on improving this part of the conservation area.

Why are we doing this?
Unlike many towns, Bridlington’s current town centre has developed relatively recently. Its current form was created when the coming of the railway line linked up the original (now ‘old’) town and the harbour. In 2010 Bridlington Quay was designated a conservation area in recognition of its special historic and architectural character. However, the conservation area is also classed as being ‘at risk’ by Historic England, identifying areas of concern including:

- Neglected buildings
- Poor advertising signage
- Unwelcoming spaces
- Lack of co-ordination in the public realm

The TH scheme will address some of these issues.

Find out more
To explore the project in more detail, including what’s happening and how to get in contact look at the information about buildings, public realm and activities.

Let us know what you think

We're interested in finding out what people think of the town centre and harbour area. Let us know via this very short survey: Conservation Area survey. It only takes around three minutes!

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