£350,000 Bottesford Beck visitor centre name revealed

North Lincolnshire Council can now reveal that the proposed £350,000 visitor centre at Bottesford Beck will be called Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre.

North Lincolnshire Council can now reveal that the proposed £350,000 visitor centre at Bottesford Beck will be called Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre.

The council is moving forward with the plans for the visitor centre following a consultation event with residents who were overall very positive about the proposals.

Around 300 people attended the consultation event last month and nearly 70 per cent of those were in favour of the plans.

Any concerns raised about the plans have been discussed and will be addressed as part of the planning application, which is set to be submitted in the New Year.

Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre will encourage visitors and children and to explore the beck and its wildlife.

It will include a café and local wildlife information boards so visitors can learn about the beck and its habitat.

Any concerns raised about the plans have been discussed and will be addressed as part of the planning application, which is set to be submitted in the New Year.

Bottesford Beck is a popular destination with walkers, runners and dog walkers. The visitor centre will allow people to spend more time at the beck and discover what is right on their doorstep.

Cllr Margaret Armiger, Lead Member for Neighbourhoods and Environment, said:

The name of the visitor centre, Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre, was chosen to represent the area and highlight the fact it will be a community facility. Bottesford Beck is a wonderful area with so much to offer. The visitor centre will just be the icing on the cake.

The consultation event last month was a fantastic opportunity for local residents to take a look at the plans for the visitor centre and ask any questions. In the main residents were happy about the plans.

We have been working closely with nearby schools to find out if they would benefit from the visitor centre. They have been very positive about the plans and have expressed their interest in using the visitor centre.

The next stage is to put the planning application together. We will work with residents, local groups and schools throughout this process to ensure their views are recognised.

Rachel Stephenson, Head Teacher at Holme Valley Primary School said:

We are very excited about the plans for the Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre. Having the resource in such close proximity to school means that our children will be able to access it to enhance their learning and use the local area as a stimulus.

The £350,000 for the visitor centre was allocated at the council’s budget meeting in February 2016.

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