East Riding Council unveil plans to restore Hessle heritage sites

Plans have been revealed to boost tourism to an East Yorkshire beauty spot.

The Humber Bridge Country Park Experience will restore heritage sites, including Whiting Mill.

The plans will also see the creation of a new 'Chalk Walk' which'll look at the park's geology and its historical links to the mining of chalk.

Councillor Richard Burton hopes the council's restoration plans will increase visitor numbers by a third:

"At the moment we're attracting somewhere in the order of just under 200,000 visitors, and we want to create another 100,000, so we want to weigh in for around 300,000 visitors really, so it really is about creating a sort of facility that's accessible to everybody."

"It's all about the visitor economy, I mean it's a great asset. It's not just for the visitors obviously, it's for our residents as well and of course there are a lot of residents around that area. It's on their doorstep, and it's about making the most of our assets. We really want to make people aware of what they are and want to restore them and make them accessible."

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