Our Newcastle compulsory purchase team has been instrumental in the relocation of a number of property owners in Bridlington, following East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s £9million investment scheme.
The major regeneration scheme to improve vehicle and pedestrian access around Bridlington’s town centre commenced in May 2016. As well as improving access to the town centre, the works will help support future development in the town, attracting new businesses, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.
In order to create a new plaza at the town’s railway station, the Council wished to widen Hilderthorpe Road and used powers of compulsory purchase to facilitate the long-term regeneration of Bridlington. This meant acquiring a number of properties on the north side of Hilderthorpe Road, between Springfield Avenue and Palace Avenue.
We acted on behalf of nine property owners in the relocation of the residences and businesses, as well as negotiating compensation packages with the council. A selection of those business involved in the relocation comprise Ocean Rewards, a local fishmonger, The Bike Shop and KRP Carpets & Vinyls Ltd.
Richard Farr, partner and compulsory purchase expert in our Newcastle office, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to produce positive results in what is potentially a very stressful experience for individuals and businesses.
“East Riding Council used their powers of compulsory purchase sensitively, and had complete respect for the property owners. It is a great example of how the improvement of road schemes can be run with minimal disruption, and dealt with in a professional manner in order to successfully achieve the overall aim of town regeneration”.
Andrew and Karen Sanderson, owners of Ocean Rewards, commented: “Sanderson Weatherall was initially recommended to us by various business owners along Hilderthorpe Road. From start to finish we found Sanderson Weatherall’s experience to be extremely helpful in these matters. They immediately reassured us, and more importantly, asked us what we wanted and listened to our concerns and aspirations”.