I can only imagine that Barry Foster is as naive as I was when I first heard there was a care home proposed for Waterstead Crescent.
What I and other residents did not realise was, how large it would be! 47 bedrooms would make it an extremely profitable private care home.
Make no mistake, this is a commercial business; comparable to a hotel or block of flats.
We have asked that it be reduced in size, Whitby Town Council agreed with us, thereby actually being in touch with our concerns. We hope when it comes before The Scarborough Borough Planners they also consider our concerns.
Carole Holmes, Waterstead Crescent, Whitby by email