Letter: Council with no ears

Tripadvisor rated Alpamare Scarborough 17th in the top attractions in our town.

Thursday, 18th January 2018, 11:52 am
Updated Thursday, 18th January 2018, 12:00 pm
Alpamare, Scarborough

If only those few with power in our council had taken heed of the objections submitted to the Benchmark planning application 2012 11/01844/FL including the Urban Space Group, and also the Scarborough and District Civic Society which stated:

‘We wish to register our disappointment ... a lost opportunity to create a spectacular development.’

And furthermore, should Benchmark default on the unsecured £9m loan, we were assured that we could take it back – we own it anyway! Lloyds lent Benchmark £5m against the waterpark so why didn’t the council secure the loan of £9m? Apply this to the council’s destruction of the Futurist theatre, and looking at what Flamingo Land have planned for it, I don’t think I am alone in a feeling of deja vu.

Ali Wilkins

Londesborough Park

Seamer