New car park in Filey given go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted for a scheme to create a new pay and display car park in Filey.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 10:58 am
Updated Monday, 10th August 2020, 11:02 am
Temporary car park in Filey

Earlier this year, Thompson Homes applied to Scarborough Council to put a temporary facility on the former Gas Showrooms site in Station Avenue.

Following the demolition of the showroom the site was earmarked for the future expansion of Filey Surgery so any change of use for the land cannot be permanent.

The developer has stated that the car park would be able to hold 32 cars and is in prime position for the use of Filey Station.

The application added: “After purchasing the site speculatively, as part of their normal land acquisition process, Thompson Property and their development company, Thompson Homes, have been unable to justify residential development of the site, as it does not meet the necessary funding criteria.

“A car park will ensure that the site is maintained and usefully employed until better times may bring about a need for a worthier development of the site.”

Following no objections after a public consultation, Scarborough Council planning officers have now approved the plans under delegated powers.

The car park will operate until another permanent scheme is proposed, with planners giving the operator temporary three-year permission.

Filey Town Council had no objection to the scheme.