Ur­ban­i­sa­tion of in­her­ited as­set

The Scarborough Evening News - - STEPPING STONES MINISTRIES -

Protesters against the cre­ation of a pub, ho­tel and re­tail that would re­place the South Cliff Bowl­ing green ex­pressed shock at the bor­ough coun­cil’s planned ur­ban­i­sa­tion of the area as it of­fers up the green­ery to de­vel­op­ers. Weapon­ness Park res­i­dent Mick Haigh said: “This plan is a big­ger threat than even los­ing an his­toric club.

“The coun­cil leadership is pre­par­ing to de­stroy more South Cliff her­itage. The Fi­ley Road vis­tas, fine build­ings and open spa­ces are jew­els. Res­i­dents were promised that the coun­cil would con­serve the set­ting that bor­ough en­gi­neer Harry Smith cre­ated over 100 years ago. Af­ter the 2011 con­sul­ta­tion, plan­ners agreed that only low-key de­vel­op­ment that re­tained the syl­van set­ting would be per­mit­ted. We must make sure plan­ners do not bring short-term fi­nan­cial gain in re­turn for los­ing as­sets that most towns dream of hav­ing.”

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