New plan submitted for centre

DEVELOPERS behind a scheme to build a youth centre at William Street Car Park have submitted an amended plan.

Planning officers have recommended that the application is approved and the final decision will be taken by members of Scarborough Council’s Planning and Development Committee on Thursday.

The plan was submitted by the Seachange Community Trust and, if approved, the centre will be used by youth groups and public sector organisations.

Permission was originally granted in December and the current application proposes a building of amended design – although it would still be of a similar size to that already approved.

According to a report, written by the council’s planning manager Jill Low, the proposal involves the redevelopment of the eastern part of the existing William Street Coach and Car Park.

The plan is for a four-storey building, with a floorspace of 3,251 square metres, with a two-storey section at the back of the main building.

The internal layout of the building has been designed to resemble a street with room laid out on either side of a main access walkway. Mrs Low said: “The design has been derived from a study of traditional seaside architecture with an Art Deco influence.”

She added that it would be finished in a coloured render.