A single-storey extension at Grant Street Car Park has been given the green light for funding by Cabinet members at a meeting yesterday, Wednesday 1 December.
Councillors have heard about plans to build a single-storey extension at Grant Street car park to increase the number of spaces available to those visiting the resort and relieve some of the parking pressures in the peak season, both in existing resort car parks and side streets. The extension is being considered as part of the wider greener agenda and will see the introduction of electric vehicle charging bays.
North East Lincolnshire Council will borrow approximately £3.5m of funds to build the extension, which will then be paid back using the revenue generated by the income.
The council’s regeneration partner, EQUANS, will be managing and overseeing the project. A contractor is yet to be appointed and works will be planned to take place outside of the peak season, should planning approve the proposals.
Highway officials will now continue with the ongoing planning and design works and will be submitting the proposals to the planning service in the coming months.
Residents directly impacted by the improvement works will be engaged with in the coming weeks and their views taken onboard.
Early engagement with businesses and key stakeholders in the resort highlight support for the extension in improving the visitor economy by providing easier access to parking spaces in one of the main areas of the resort.