If you have any concerns about a particular planning application you can make certain that we are aware of the proposal by emailing secretary@scarboroughcivicsociety.org.uk outlining your thoughts about the planning proposal.

Below are our latest concerns regarding planning.

Re: Erection of an additional storey to provide 9 no. additional penthouse apartments at Peasholm Gap 21/02051/FL

Our letter of objection to this application:

In the original outline Planning Permission Application No 02/02114/OL and dated 15 October 2004 a restriction was placed on this property, to ensure the massing of the building did not become so great as to dominate the natural environment. We see no reason that this restriction should be lifted, other than the developer's desire to maximise his profit. Why should the restriction be any less valid today than it was 17 years ago?

Re: Argos Building Re-development.  20/02167/FL September 2021 revision

Demolition of existing building and erection of building to provide commercial floorspace (Class E) at ground floor and accommodation for NHS key workers and students at the upper levels.

We objected to the application.

This application went to planning committee on the 9th of December and the committee refused the application on the grounds that the building was "overbearing size and poor design". We now have to wait to see if the applicant wishes to appeal the decision. If the scheme is cancelled we would like to see consideration for a way to be found to demolish the existing building and provide a large town square.

Surprisingly at the same meeting, approval was granted for a rather small public square next to The Shakespeare public house.