New pub on Water Park site set for approval

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A new pub in the heart of Scarborough’s North Bay is set to be given the green light.

Marston’s planning application for the pub, which will sit with in the car park of the new water park in Burniston Road, is due to go before Scarborough Council’s planning committee on Thursday.

Permission for the pub was granted in August 2013 as part of the wider water park development but now councillors must approve the design for the building.

In its submission the brewery states that: “The design of the proposed building has been developed as a series of building elements focused around a central core, evocative of traditional development forms expressed in a modern idiom.

“This approach helps to reduce the apparent mass of the proposed development.”

The company claims that 50 jobs would be created as a result of the pub opening.

The council report, which will go before the committee states: “The ground floor of the building would be dominated by a large L-shaped eating/drinking area with approximately 150-160 covers, while the kitchen, storage area and the service yard would be situated to the rear of the ground floor.”

Three objections from residents of Burniston Road have been received by the council.

The reason for the objections include that a there are five pubs already in the area and that the original permission granted in 2013 was for a restaurant not a pub.

The council responded that it still considered the building to be restaurant and not a pub, therefore a change of use was not needed.

The report noted: “The planning statement describes the proposal as a food led public house where the emphasis is on eating rather than drinking.”

In recommending the plans for approval the council’s planning officers said the building would be 53m from nearest houses on Burniston Road.

The water park is scheduled to open in July.