Plans submitted for Spurn Point visitor centre

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by KCFM

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has submitted plans for a visitor centre at Spurn Point.

If approved, the current facilities would see improved toilets, a classroom, a cafe and low-impact parking.

Tens of thousands of people visit Spurn Point every year, and the improvements will ensure all visitors can learn about the area without damaging wildlife.

Rob Stoneman, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust chief executive, said: “This marks a significant milestone in our vision to provide this national nature reserve with the facilities and infrastructure it so desperately needs.

“Tens of thousands of people visit Spurn every year to experience its wild landscape, rich cultural and marine heritage and wonder at its spectacular wildlife. Unfortunately, unmanaged access in the past has had a negative impact on Spurn’s wildlife and many visitors do not get the chance to become inspired by the rich heritage of Spurn.

“The Spurn visitor centre, access improvements and programme of events and workshops will ensure that all visitors can learn about Spurn’s many wonders whilst being confident that they are not damaging the very wildlife they have come to see.”

The location of the visitor centre has been assessed and is the only location the trust believes is suitable; ensuring the most sensitive areas of Spurn are protected and visitors are properly welcomed and can enjoy a safe, enjoyable and informed visit.

The planning consultation period will run for the next couple of months.

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Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by KCFM

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