Humber Bridge Board submit proposals for a new visitor attraction

Published: Thursday 25th February 2016 by KCFM

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The Humber Bridge Board has submitted a planning notice to East Riding of Yorkshire Council outlining details of a proposed new visitor attraction to be created at the iconic landmark.

The plan includes the construction of a glass elevator and viewing platform designed to take tourists to the top of the North Tower, enabling them to see the spectacular views across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire from a safe environment.

Also included in the proposals are a new visitor centre and a new hotel, both to be built on part of the Humber Bridge Viewing Area car parks, off Ferriby Road.

A full planning application is due to be submitted in springtime, with work scheduled to start later in the year if the plans are given the go-ahead by the council.

Humber Bridge Board Chair, Sean Chaytor, said the visitor attraction would expand the Humber’s tourism offer and encourage people to stay in the region for longer: “There has always been a huge interest from local people and visitors in going to the top of the Humber Bridge towers, and we understand that. It is an exciting prospect and affords the very best view of the estuary you can get outside of a plane or helicopter. The project is in the final stages of design and we intend to submit a full planning application in spring.”

Councillor Chaytor added that the hotel would act as a base for people to explore Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, therefore meaning tourists would stay longer in the region.

“The hotel will be perfectly located to easily access all parts of the Humber region. That, combined with the new glass lift and all the other fantastic tourist attractions across the region, mean people will have another reason to visit the area, another reason to stay longer and spend more money, which is great for the local economy.”

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Published: Thursday 25th February 2016 by KCFM

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