Hopes for a sea change

A NEW marine conservation zone could be set up near Filey Brigg under new plans.

The proposal came under the spotlight yesterday at a meeting of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Coast Forum.

The forum heard about a scheme to protect wildlife and habitats and a potential £23 million pot of money for seaside communities in the coming years.

Cllr Godfrey Allanson, chairman of the forum, said: “I hope that these is the opportunity that we will get some extra funding for economic development and improvements along the coast and that communities in the area can benefit from this.”