Councillors yesterday scrutinised the progress made on the Middle Deepdale development over the last financial year.
Members of Scarborough Council’s Environment and Economy Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered a report by David Archer – the council’s strategic director.
In his report he said: “In their consideration of a report by the head of legal and support services in September 2009, members of an Audit Committee agreed that the Middle Deepdale Development was a ‘significant partnership’ and as such should be subject to an annual overview and scrutiny review.”
He added that the project had first been identified in the 1999 Local Plan Allocation for Housing.
Middle Deepdale consists of 92 acres of developable land known as HA1 – which is owned by the council – and HA2 – owned by Kebbell Development Ltd – to the north of Eastfield.
Mr Archer said: “In January 2010 Kebbell Developments and Keepmoat Homes Ltd established a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) known as K2 to work in conjunction with Scarborough Borough Council in bringing forward an outline planning application for mixed use development of up to 1,350 homes.”
According to the plan the development would comprise of: private, social and rented accommodation; extra care provision; school and community facilities; and public space.
Mr Archer added: “The development partners have been working to bring forward an outline planning application for development of the site whilst at the same time formalising a development partnership as the mechanism for delivering the scheme.”
According to the report £75,000 for an archaeological investigation was met by the council’s allocated budget.