Public meeting on plans for The Sands

SCARBOROUGH residents have the chance to have their say on the next stage of The Sands development at a public meeting to be held at the Royal Hotel at 7pm tomorrow.

The plans will see the redevelopment of the former Kinderland and Mr Marvels sites in North Bay, which will both become accommodation.

Developers Benchmark hopes to build a much-anticipated “state of the art, year round” water park and a family restaurant as part of the scheme.

The water park will include an indoor wave pool, a children’s pool, a tornado water slide, an outdoor family pool, a lazy river, and a pool and spa.

The Mr Marvels site is set to feature the proposed Bayview Holiday Home village, while the Kinderland site will host 29 holiday lodges.

It is anticipated the actual planning application will be formally submitted in September when there will be a full opportunity for people to comment as part of the wider consultation process.

A decision on this application will be made by the council’s planning and development committee early next year.

David Archer, Scarborough Council’s strategic director who is leading the project, said last week: “Following on from the superb new seafront apartments, retail units and beach chalets Benchmark is now committed to building a water park as the next stage and intends to submit a detailed planning application next month covering the waterpark and proposals for the former Kinderland and Marvels sites.”

Proposals for the next phase of the development include a year-round waterpark. A total of 163 holiday homes and a family restaurant are also earmarked for the site.

Work on the water park, which has been on the agenda as part of the Sands development since it was first proposed in 2002, could begin next June.

The application states the Mr Marvels site will feature 124 holiday homes.