Exhibition showcases plans for Spa sea defences scheme

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A public exhibition is being held into the proposed protection scheme for the coastline at Scarborough’s Spa.

The exhibition, hosted by Scarborough Council, will run from March 18 to 21 at Woodend Creative Industries Centre, in the Crescent, open each day from 9am to 5pm.

People will be able to drop in and find out more about the proposed scheme, except on Tuesday March 19 when the exhibition will close temporarily between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Information about the background and reasons for why the scheme is needed will be displayed, along with the initial details of the proposed design of the scheme, which will see rock armour around the wall of the Spa in the South Bay.

Council staff will be available to answer questions and will be collecting feedback from those that attend.

Cllr Mike Cockerill, Scarborough Council’s cabinet member for Coast and Flood Protection said: “The exhibition will be an initial opportunity for people to learn more about the scheme and comment on the proposals before the formal consultation and approval process begins.

“We know there are many people who are very interested in the how this scheme will impact on the area around the Spa and so we encourage them to come along, talk to us and share their thoughts.”

After three days at Woodend, the exhibition will move to the Town Hall, in St Nicholas Street from March 25 to April 5, however it will not be staffed during this time so visitors wont be able to ask questions.