PLB : Discover Filey- Creative design and consultancy for cultural and natural heritage

Feasibility Study for the Discover Filey Project

Client: Groundwork North Yorkshire and Partners
Location: North Yorkshire
Value: £8,000
Date: 2010-11
with Tourism UK

The Brief:

  • Filey Country Park is the main arrival point for the majority of visitors to the resort town of Filey and a valued green-space resource for local people. It offers access to the popular beach and prominent coastal landmarks. The area has a range of cultural and natural heritage values including archaeological and historical connections with an ancient settlement located at this spot.
  • PLB worked with Groundwork North Yorkshire and partners on a Feasibility Study to support the partnership’s aspirations to develop the park as part of a wider ‘Discover Filey’ project. The Feasibility Study contained recommendations for the partnership to take account of in exploring future funding applications to LEADER, the HLF and others.

Our Solutions:

  • PLB worked with a local architect to investigate the potential for a redundant building in the park to become the focal point for a new Community Trust as part of a staged project to develop Filey as a visitor attraction and educational resource. This included a range of consultations, market and comparator research.
  • Working with Tourism UK, we also investigated the potential for an Assets Transfer of parts of the park to a new Community Trust, the impact of the park’s possible development as a Local Nature Reserve and council aspirations for the site's existing campsite and caravan park.


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