Plans for new Bridlington RNLI station


Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Councillors are being asked to give the green light to plans to build a new lifeboat station in Bridlington.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) wants to replace its current 111-year-old building on South Marine Drive with a new £3 million one on Spa Promenade.

The RNLI says the new facility would enable its Bridlington lifeboat to be launched more quickly as it would not have to cross the road first.

And the organisation says having the less cramped, two-storey premises would mean all its equipment could be kept under one roof rather than some of it having to be stored, as it is now, in a separate building on Princess Mary Promenade.

The new building would also be able to accommodate the Shannon-class lifeboat – set to replace the current Mersey all-weather one in 2018 – and its launch vehicle.

If approved the new station would house modern changing facilities, a shop, public viewing areas and space for mechanical work to be carried out in.

A decision on the plans is due to be taken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council on January 8.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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