Anger as Eastfield housing site named ‘Cayton Reach’
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.”