UPDATED: Scarborough cafe Lookout on the Pier puts in new bid to expand its balcony, which has superb views over harbour

A Scarborough café is to try once again to expand its balcony, which would give more customers a chance to enjoy views over the town’s harbour.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:34 pm

Gillian Partridge, of the Lookout on the Pier, had applied to Scarborough Borough Council for the changes to the building.

Located on Scarborough’s Grade II listed West Pier, the café currently has a small balcony but Ms Partridge hopes to increase its size so it comes out further.

Permission was first sought for the work last year but that scheme, to which four objections were received from members of the public, was withdrawn.

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The current balcony at the cafe.

Mick Paxton, the architect for Mrs Partridge, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that a new scheme for listed building consent had now been sent to Scarborough Council which would address the issues with the previous application.

The original Lookout café was converted in 2019 and had provision for seating within the café and also on the existing balcony overlooking the harbour.