Cleethorpes is changing – and you can have your say on plans

Cleethorpes Pier Gardens
Cleethorpes Pier Gardens -Credit:GrimsbyLive/Donna Clifford

People are invited to see - and comment on - exciting new schemes for two central areas of Cleethorpes.

Draft designs to transform Cleethorpes Market Place and Pier Gardens will go on show this week. Businesses, residents and visitors are invited to have their say on the planned multi-million-pound schemes.

The two popular areas are set to be rejuvenated, supported by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. North East Lincolnshire Council was awarded £18.4m for the resort last year, following the development of the 2022 Cleethorpes Masterplan, which was spearheaded by Hemingway Design.


Everyone is invited to attend the drop-in event on Wednesday, May 15 at The Knoll on the corner of Knoll Street and Alexandra Road (entry through Blighty’s Café) from noon until 7.30pm. On the same day, an online questionnaire will be launched for people to submit their thoughts on the concepts through the “Have Your Say” page on the council’s website.

The round of engagement will close on Wednesday, May 22. Designs will then be finalised before recommendations are put to the cabinet in the summer.

Two popular areas of Cleethorpes are set to be rejuvenated, supported by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund
Two popular areas of Cleethorpes are set to be rejuvenated, supported by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund -Credit:North East Lincolnshire Council

Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of the council with responsibilities for regeneration, said: “We are looking forward to seeing what the respective designers and landscape architects have created from the public’s responses. Of course, we want the residents of the borough to have their say on the designs as they will be using the spaces in future years.

“This is a great time for North East Lincolnshire as a whole as we move into a new era for our towns. However, we want to make sure you have your say throughout this process so be sure to visit the drop-in sessions or provide your comments online when the questionnaire opens.”

On show will be draft designs for a new-look Market Place created by UK based company, Gillespies. They show public space for events, markets and for people to sit in a welcoming space and enjoy a coffee.

The concepts for Pier Gardens show it completely transformed with quiet areas where nature can thrive, and other family areas where children can enjoy the outdoors. These have been created by leading landscape architects WSP.

Both draft schemes have already taken account of the views of hundreds of people who helped to shape the Cleethorpes Masterplan. Opinions were also sought in a consultation held earlier this year - and now there’s another chance for people to say what they think about these latest visuals, with these thoughts considered in the final plans.

The designers have ensured that both plans consider the make-up of the areas, including access for businesses and residents, existing roads, utilities, and, in the case of Pier Gardens, the views towards the shoreline and the current natural environment.