Firm to consult residents on North Bay makeover plans

Plans to revamp Peasholm Gap are set to be unveiled next week.
Plans to revamp Peasholm Gap are set to be unveiled next week.

Plans to revamp part of Scarborough’s North Bay are set to be unveiled next week.

Yorkshire Water has offered to improve the area in front of the Sands complex for the benefit of residents.

The work will be carried out in partnership with Scarborough Council as part of the firm’s multi-million pound bathing water improvement project in the town.

The latest phase of the ambitious two-year scheme will see new sewers installed under the road at Peasholm Gap.

When the project is completed, the firm is proposing to make “long-term changes” to the area.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: “Work to install the sewers will initially mean one-way traffic for four weeks starting at the end of this month.

“Businesses at Peasholm Gap will be open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout. Buses will also continue to serve this area.”

Residents are being invited to view plans for the makeover and ask questions at the town’s bowls centre, in Peasholm Road, from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday (February 12).

The spokesperson added: “We want to share our initial plans with residents of Scarborough. We also want to hear what people think.

“We are inviting them to come along to our information and consultation session. Plans will be on display and staff will be on-hand to answer queries and take feedback.”

There will also be an update on the firm’s £50 million investment in the town to improve water quality in the North and South Bays to meet stricter European bathing water standards, which come into force in 2015.

The firm has been invited to hold the exhibition as part of a special meeting hosted by Scarborough’s town team.

It will be followed by a presentation on upcoming tourism events in the area from Welcome to Yorkshire’s Janet Deacon.

The meeting will close with a town centre Christmas ‘de-brief’, organised by the council’s inward investment manager Nick Taylor. Plans for next year’s festivities will also be discussed.