Residents get voice on plan

Eastfield Library hosts plans for the middle Deepdale development .114217b.Picture Richard Ponter
Eastfield Library hosts plans for the middle Deepdale development .114217b.Picture Richard Ponter

RESIDENTS are being urged to register their views after two public consultations got underway this week.

The exhibitions showcase plans for the Eastfield Neighbourhoods Plan, as well as an outline planning application for a proposed housing development at Middle Deepdale, and will be on display at various locations for the rest of the month.

A new link road connecting the A64 and A165 for has been proposed as part of the Middle Deepdale application.

They have been organised by Scarborough Council and Cllr Brian Simpson, who represents the Eastfield Ward, said it was probably one of the most important times in Eastfield’s history and it was important that people have a say. He added: “We are at a crossroads.”

He said that it was vital that residents said what aspirations they had for their own communities in the future.

The consultation is being run in parallel with one covering Middle Deepdale – a proposed development for up to 1,350 new homes on the outskirts of Eastfield.

Cllr Simpson said it was important that Eastfield did not suffer as a result of the nearby development – which was another reason why residents should have their say.

He added: “We’ve got this exhibition running for a week or two. There is a wide spread of dates and times where it will on display throughout the community.”

David Archer, the council’s strategic director, said there had already been “extensive consultation” and it was important that it continued as the plans went through the various planning stages.

He added: “It’s important that as the council considers the outline planning application that people’s views are included.”

The two exhibitions are currently on display at the Town Hall, in St Nicholas Street, until the end of the month and at various locations in Eastfield until Saturday.