Whitley Bay has undergone a lot of work in the recent years, and now new plans have been proposed to make its Northern Promenade a magnet for visitors.

North Tyneside Council has released details regarding its latest designs, with the ‘Northern Promenade walk’ set to become a hub for the town.

Some of the changes involve installing street furniture and improved lighting, ensuring that the area is safe and comfortable. As well as this, there will be opportunities to have public art displayed, giving a much more personal touch to the area.

The proposed new shelters for the Northern Promenade in Whitley Bay

Proposed design for the Northern Promenade

This is further emphasised by the different materials that will be used for surfacing, including red Tarmac and timber, reflecting the historical importance of the seafront. It has been said that these materials will be altered along the promenade, changing in response to the character of each area.

North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn commented on the proposals, stating:

“I am delighted to see these vibrant and exciting designs for the seafront, which I’m sure will encourage even more families and visitors to the area to enjoy the brilliant new outdoor facilities all year round. We have also worked hard to ensure the plans are respectful to the historic importance of the area and the stunning views.”

If you want to find out more information about these changes, the designs will be on display at an engagement event at the Rendezvous Cafe on June 28, between 9am and 11am.