16 April 2024

Plan for public toilets on seafront finally approved

by Michelle Horst

After more than three years of attempting to bring additional public conveniences to the busiest area of Hornsea’s beach attractions, plans to convert a small kiosk on South Promenade have been given the go-ahead.

The plan to adapt the building, currently used by East Riding Council’s streetscene services, had received public support. The supporter suggested adding a water fountain.

Councillor Barbara Jefferson said on the day of the decision: “I am delighted to move approval on the toilets in Hornsea at last.

“We’ve been waiting at least three-and-a-half years, so I am very happy.”

The East Riding Council North Holderness ward councillor had hoped for additional toilets within the change of use application to maximise the space, but the approved plan includes one accessible toilet, three female toilets, and two male toilets.

The toilets will be within a highly popular area of the seafront.

The building is located near the Hornsea Hub, ramped beach access, amusement arcades and the Trans-Pennine Trail monument.

The alterations of the kiosk also include a ramp for accessibility, as well as accommodating a smaller store for the council’s streetscene teams.