Plans for Gypsey Race Park Approved by Council’s Planning Committee

Nov 2016


Plans for a new linear park along the Gypsey Race in Bridlington have been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee.


Gypsey Race Park will be a green haven along the stream providing pleasant walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitats for wildlife. The project is an important part of Bridlington’s regeneration plans and will provide an attractive edge for the development sites and the improved streets being created through the second phase of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BridITP2).   


In addition to planning approval for the Gypsey Race Park, the council is pleased to announce that the project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will contribute £697,154 towards the cost of building the first part of the park. 


The first part of the park will built in 2017, adjacent to the Hildethorpe Coach Park. This will see the river, its banks and the surrounding area cleared of debris before being landscaped and planted. 


New paths and seating will be created for people to sit and enjoy the green space and areas will be managed for local wildlife with viewing areas so people can discover more about the natural world. 


The area’s heritage will also be celebrated through the erection of new signs that will tell the stories behind the people who have worked and lived along the Gypsey Race. 


Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Approval by the council’s planning committee today represents another milestone being passed in the regeneration of Bridlington and the council now looks forward to starting work on the new park next year. The new Gypsey Race Park will help create a Bridlington for tomorrow, showcasing local wildlife and celebrating local heritage."


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