New car park in Robin Hood’s Bay given green light

A PLAN to construct an over flow car park on land next to a doctors’ surgery in Robin Hood’s Bay was approved by the North York Moors National Park planning authority despite a number of objections.

The applicant was Scarborough Borough Council and the application was supported by Fylingdales Parish Council.

Objectors, including doctors and dentists using the surgery building said that their consulting rooms would be directly overlooked

As a result there would be a loss of privacy by the proposed car park which would compromise their confidentiality.

Council officers pointed out that the proposed car park would be unlikely to be used for a large part of the year and it was intended to plant a hawthorn hedge as a buffer along a boundary only five metres from the surgery.

The car park was necessary because at peak periods the two car parks in Robin Hood’s Bay are full which leads to a considerable amount of on-street parking.

The council intends imposing more restrictions on on-street parking which will increase the problems of visitors finding parking places.