The Bridlington Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP) sets out the planning policy approach and development proposals for the town centre and harbour area of Bridlington. The AAP is part of the East Riding's Local Plan which means it is used to help determine planning applications within the town centre area of Bridlington.
The AAP puts forward six strategic objectives. These are interdependent and build on the progress already made in refurbishing The Spa, improving the offer of Bessingby Industrial Estate and delivering new public realm schemes in the town centre.
The six strategic objectives are to:
The adopted version of the Bridlington Town Centre AAP and the accompanying policies map are available to view below.
Bridlington Town Centre AAP - Adopted Jan 2013 (pdf 5.0mb opens in new window)
Bridlington Town Centre AAP - Policies Map (pdf 1.9mb opens in new window)
The general policy approach for Bridlington will be set out in the Strategy Document, and the Allocations Documentwill focus on site-specific issues outside of Bridlington's town centre.
Alongside the Bridlington Town Centre AAP, the Bridlington Town Centre and Marina Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides detailed design guidance for the delivery of the development proposals set out in the AAP. All those proposing development within the AAP area will be required to follow the design guidance set out in the SPD. The aim of this design guidance is to assist developers in producing scheme proposals which will comply with the policies contained in the AAP.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council consulted on first and second drafts of the SPD during Aug/Sept 2009 and Apr/May 2013. Consultation responses were incorporated into a final SPD which was adopted by the Council on 9 October 2013.
A Conservation Area Character Assessment (CACA) was also produced, which highlights significant heritage assets within the Bridlington Quay Conservation Area.
The Bridlington Town Centre AAP was adopted by the council on 9 January 2013. The AAP was considered by an independent Inspector at public examination hearings on 5 - 8 December 2011 and 16 May 2012.
The Inspector’s report was published on 22 August 2012 and concluded that the AAP satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework, subject to the inclusion of a number of minor post-publication changes, together with two main modifications in the form of introducing a policy on the presumption in favour of sustainable development and that the area at the top of the harbour should not be included within the Burlington Parade development.
The Bridlington Town Centre AAP underwent a series of public consultation stages and a number of studies were prepared to inform the overall approach of the plan.
For more information on the document and the examination process please visit the Bridlington Renaissance Partnership website:
Bridlington Renaissance Partnership (external East Riding website)