Decade-old plans for 10 new flats in Whitby now back following changes to regulations

A decade-old scheme to build 10 new flats in Whitby could finally be progressing.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 12:23 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 12:24 pm

The plans for the land off Highfield Road were originally granted planning permission as part of a wider development in 2009 but the flats scheme never progressed.

A developer has now applied for a fresh planning permission from Scarborough Council following changes to building regulations.

Mr G Jones of Yorkshire County Homes has applied to build the block of one and two-bedroom apartments.

Plans for 10 new flats in Whitby have been resubmitted.

The planning submission states: “The site is part of a larger mixed residential development and a previous scheme of 10 flats within this development was approved on the same area of land.

“However, during the intervening time between submission approval of the previously approved scheme and actual development of the site, special standards and advice for dwellings has changed.

“Our clients have therefore created a new scheme and are pleased that the apartment areas have been substantially increased, improving the quality of living space. This has triggered the requirement for a new application.”

There will be four two-bedroom units, with the rest just having a single bedroom.

The plans are now out to consultation.