Anger as East­field hous­ing site named ‘Cay­ton Reach’

The Scarborough News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY -

Councillors have ac­cused a home­builder of try­ing to move a devel­op­ment to charge more for new homes.

Mem­bers of Scar­bor­ough Coun­cil’s cabi­net said they were “baf­fled” to find that Lin­den Homes was ad­ver­tis­ing prop­er­ties at the Mid­dle Deep­dale in East­field as ‘Cay­ton Reach’.

Cay­ton is one and a half miles south east of the devel­op­ment.

East­field coun­cil­lor Tony Ran­der­son told the cabi­net meet­ing that mem­bers of the town coun­cil were “furious”.

He said: “It is one com­mu­nity but they want to dis­as­so­ci­ate them­selves with the name East­field.

“Any­thing but East­field the devel­op­ers will call it.

“It needs nip­ping in the bud as we are go­ing to have two com­mu­ni­ties up there if we are not care­ful.

“Cay­ton is a bus ride and a half away from East­field. It’s an ab­so­lute dis­grace.”

Coun­cil leader, Cllr Derek Bas­ti­man, added: “It was also seen to be part of East­field, not an off­shoot of other names. It’s cre­at­ing two com­mu­ni­ties and it isn’t on.”

Com­mu­ni­ties port­fo­lio holder Cllr San­dra Turner also ex­pressed her con­fu­sion at the name. She said: “This devel­op­ment is sup­posed to be re­gen­er­at­ing East­field not about dis­crim­i­nat­ing and putting a di­vid­ing line be­tween them.”

Cllr Bill Chatt is to in­ves­ti­gate what means the coun­cil has to try change the name.

A spokesman for Lin­den Homes East York­shire said: “Care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion is given to the nam­ing of all of our de­vel­op­ments, tak­ing into ac­count the lo­cal area and points of in­ter­est – and the same ap­proach has been taken with re­gards to our lo­ca­tion in Scar­bor­ough.

“With Cay­ton and Cay­ton Bay just a few short miles from Mid­dle Deep­dale, us­ing the name seemed an ob­vi­ous choice when it came to nam­ing the devel­op­ment – mak­ing it of course, within easy reach of res­i­dents buy­ing one of our new homes.”

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