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Bridlington traveller site plan displayed

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Image caption Plans to accommodate 44 caravans at the site have gone on display

A revised plan to accommodate travelling families in Bridlington has gone on show in the town.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council abandoned its original idea after residents complained it was too close to a main holiday route at the resort.

Now a scheme to site 44 caravans on the opposite side of the road to the existing Woldgate site at Bessingby Hill has been put on display.

The exhibition is at St Mark's Church Centre at Bessingby Gate.

The council said it had responded to the concerns following the previous exhibition event in March 2010.

Officials at the council said the proposed site was felt to be "a less intrusive location".

'Illegal encampments'

The scheme would include the demolition and improved landscaping of the existing site and former household waste site.

In a statement the council said: "The current Woldgate gypsy and traveller site is around 30 years old, is no longer fit for purpose and cannot be economically maintained."

The new site would have 22 pitches, four more than are currently provided.

A spokesman said: "The increase in capacity will allow the council to deal more effectively with illegal encampments in and around the area."

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