Scarborough's Moorings Hotel to be turned into family home

A Scarborough hotel is to be turned into a family home following its owner’s wish to retire.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 2:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 2:05 pm
Moorings Hotel to be turned into family home.

Derek Ibbotson lodged an application with Scarborough Council earlier this year to turn the Moorings in Burniston Road into a private residence.

In the application, it stated that Mr Ibbotson “wants to retire” and change the use of the more than 70-year-old guesthouse, which currently has 12 rooms.

The new three-storey home would have six bedrooms, a library and a games room according to the plans lodged with the council.

Scarborough Council planners have now approved the plans following no objections being received during a public consultation.

Planners have insisted that all guesthouse signs must be removed from the building before it can be used as a dwelling.