Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership

Explains about the regeneration partnerships and how to get involved in Hornsea.

What is Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership?

Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP) is one of several regeneration partnerships within the East Riding of Yorkshire that support the region's market towns.

The partnership brings together a number of private, voluntary and public sector organisations who aim to develop Hornsea and its surrounding area for residents, businesses and visitors, whilst respecting the natural and built environment. The partnership aims to make Hornsea an even better place to live, learn, work, visit and invest in.

Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership works to strengthen links within the community and has developed a long term plan to help secure the future prosperity of the Hornsea area.

What is the aim of Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership?

The aim is to make Hornsea a more appealing place to live, work visit and invest in.

Who is involved in Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership?

The Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership is a collaboration of people whose aim is to see the town thrive.

Partnership members are mainly unpaid individuals, business people and representatives of local organisations and community groups.  The partnership is supported by an executive officer and renaissance coordinator, who are employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Hornsea Partnership Management Committee consists of the following organisations and their representatives:

Hornsea Partnership Management Committee
Member organisation Representative
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Cllr Barbara Jefferson
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Cllr John Whittle
Hornsea Town Council (external website) Cllr Ann Padgett
Hornsea Market Place Traders Group Tim Bunch
Hornsea Area Rural Transport John Rodgers
Hornsea Lions (external website)  Jenny Eldred
Hornsea and District Chamber of Trade (external website) Nigel Stacey
Hornsea Freeport (external website)  Simon Tudor
Let's Go Hornsea Paul Hanson
Hornsea in Bloom Christine Sumner
Hornsea Civic Society Keith Whittle
Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (external website)  Sam Bardsley
Seaton Parish Council Cllr Nicola Salvidge
Great Hatfield Parish Council Cllr Moya Throssel


Co-opted members
Member organisation Representative
Humberside Police (external website) Sgt Richard Scott
Wassand Estate (external website)    Rupert Russell
Holderness Learning and Skills Partnership Sally Richardson 
Product design specialist Barry Dipper

How are regeneration activities prioritised in Hornsea?

The Hornsea Masterplan (2007) was commissioned by the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership to provide a long-term vision and framework for regeneration activities in Hornsea.

During 2013 the HARP board revisited the masterplan as it was halfway through its 10-year programme. The baseline statistics were updated and each area and themed intervention carefully assessed to bring it up to date and ensure that all aims and objectives remained relevant and achievable.

There are 7 objectives for the town:

  • to increase and improve facilities and services, and access to them
  • to support economic diversification and identify new opportunities
  • to better understand the visitor economy and develop the visitor experience
  • to develop a good marketing strategy to promote Hornsea and make it a place people want to visit time and time again
  • to create and improve transport links and routes within the town and with outlying areas
  • to reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic management, especially during summer
  • to ensure all new developments and public realm projects are to a high quality and an appropriate design.

The Partnership influences, supports and delivers projects which contribute towards these objectives.  The role of the Partnership Board is to have a strategic overview of HARP actions. It also influences local and regional decision-making on socio-economic and environmental matters, including planning and community development.

Revised Hornsea Masterplan (pdf 2mb)

Annual Action Plan

Each year HARP develops an action plan which prioritises work for the following 12 months.  All actions must link to the agreed aims and objectives of the masterplan and each action is the responsibility of one of the partnership sub-groups to deliver and report back to the board.  This plan is updated at the annual review meeting each year and then presented at the HARP Annual General Meeting.

HARP Action Plan 2017 (pdf 77kb)

How is the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership managed and its performance measured?

The partnership’s governing document is the Partnership Agreement.  It details how the partnership should function in terms of structure, roles, meeting management and the partnership's relationship with its partners and other organisations.

HARP Partnership Agreement (pdf 153kb)

The partnership undertakes an evaluation of its achievements, objectives and delivery structure on an annual basis.

HARP Partnership Evaluation 2016 (pdf 93kb)

The partnership also assesses progress around its projects and programmes via an annual report. This is compiled and agreed by the management board, and then presented to the public at the partnership’s Annual General Meeting.

HARP Annual Progress Report 2016 (pdf 2.5mb)

When are the meetingsof the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership?

The Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP) has a Board that meets once every 6-8 weeks. There are a limited number of places on the HARP Management Board and new member organisations can be voted on annually at the Annual General Meeting.

HARP Board meeting dates
Date Time Location


HARP has two main sub-groups:

Business, Tourism and Culture

This group focuses on the promotion and improvement of Hornsea's business, tourism and cultural offer.

Transport, Access and Open Spaces

This group works to address access issues across Hornsea and the surrounding area and seeks to promote and improve the wide variety of open spaces across the town.

These groups meet as and when necessary to develop projects in the Action Plan and identify new projects.  Time-limited project delivery teams are set up to deliver each project. 

Membership of all sub-groups and project delivery teams are open to anyone who is interested.

Please contact the local growth coordinator for more details:

Tel: (01482) 391608 or 07887 516186
Email: theresa.gale@eastriding.gov.uk

How do I get involved?

The partnership strives to be as inclusive as possible.

HARP is keen to widen its partnership so that it better represents the local community. We, therefore, welcome any organisations wishing to become members who would like to combine resources to further the development of Hornsea and its surrounding area, making it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest in.

Can I view the minutes of the partnership meetings?

Yes, you can view partnership meeting minutes here:

Please contact us (see below) if you would like to attend a HARP board meeting as an observer.

How do I contact Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership?

If you have any queries about Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership, if you are interested in joining the board or a sub-group, or you would like to attend a meeting please contact:

Theresa Gale, local growth coordinator
Tel: (01482) 391608 or 07887 516186
Email:  theresa.gale@eastriding.gov.uk