Drop in sessions to view draft planning application for Scarborough South Cliff Slope Stabilisation Scheme

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The draft planning application for the Scarborough South Cliff Slope Stabilisation Scheme has been completed and details of it will be available for public viewing for the first time at two drop in sessions later this week.

The drop in sessions, which form a pre-planning public engagement exercise voluntarily organised by Scarborough Borough Council, will be held over two days at South Cliff Methodist Hall.

The first session will be held today (Friday) between noon and 6pm, followed by the second session tomorrow (Saturday) between 9am and noon.

Scarborough Borough Council representatives will be joined by representatives from previously appointed consultant Royal Haskoning and contractor Balfour Beatty to show local residents and businesses the draft proposals.

People will be able to comment on them and comments may be able to be taken into account prior to the formal submission of the planning application later this year.

The Scarborough South Cliff Slope Stabilisation Scheme comprises of works to stabilise the slopes behind Scarborough Spa, work on the seawall to address some significant defects and the implementation of an interim Risk Management Plan for dealing with wave overtopping and landslides.

Lisa Dixon, Scarborough Borough Council Director said: “The drop-in sessions are one of the ways in which we’re continuing to keep our local communities informed about the progress of the project. We know this sort of engagement is something people value greatly and we’re therefore hoping for a good turnout throughout the two days.”

Anyone unable to attend the sessions will be able to access the draft planning information at scarborough.gov.uk/scss from noon, Friday 18 November.

Once the planning application is submitted, it will be subject to statutory public consultation in the normal manner and residents will have a further opportunity to comment during that process. The exact timing of this is yet to be confirmed.