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Bridlington's first new hotel since 1937 wins council backing

Beaconsfield Car Park, Bridlington Image copyright Google
Image caption The 82-bed Premier Inn will be built on the Beaconsfield Car Park in Bridlington

The first new hotel in Bridlington for nearly 80 years has been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The 82-bed Premier Inn is to be built on the site of the Beaconsfield car park after the authority's planning committee gave it the green light.

The £8m hotel will be the first to be built in the seaside town since The Expanse opened in North Marine Drive in 1937, the council said.

The plans were approved despite more than 500 objections.

Among the complaints were claims that closing the car park would cause parking problems in the surrounding area and have a negative impact on other hotels in the town.

Premier Inn says the project will create 30 full-time jobs and bring about £1.3m to the local economy.

A council report said bringing a large new hotel to Bridlington was "a long-term aspiration" which it believed would have "a number of benefits".

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