March 2017 – A drive down Hilderthorpe Road in Bridlington before the development!

Bridlington is changing. And the speed at which things happen might surprise you over the next two years.


The man in charge of the developments is Nigel Atkinson, head of Bridlington Renaissance, and he took the Free Press on a guided tour of the streets which will be improved in the forthcoming months to explain what is happening, where and when.

First impressions count and many visitors travel along Hilderthorpe Road on their way into Bridlington.

Admittedly, the traffic cones and roadworks are not going to impress them at the minute, but it is at the heart of the new Bridlington.

The road will remain two-way and will be widened to three lanes to help with the flow of traffic, and the opening up of the Gypsey Race stream is a key feature of the improvements.

Plans for a new park, stretching the length of the road, have already been made public, and it is likely that new town houses will be popping up too. Coun Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Unlocking the potential of Bridlington is important, not only for the town but the East Riding as a whole.

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