Letter: Raithwaite plan could affect tranquility of area

Raithwaite Estate. The Keep. w1447f. Pic by Scott Wicking.
Raithwaite Estate. The Keep. w1447f. Pic by Scott Wicking.

Re: the Raithwaite Estate planned development of 64 cottages, 72 apartments and 64 lodges.

I understand that Scarborough Borough Council has decided that NO environmental impact assessment is needed.

Who has made such a decision without consulting the local community, Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the national parks and highways to name but a few.

Surely this should be taken into consideration as construction will affect the ancient woodland, wildlife, the A174 and the local community.

Local businesses will surely be affected, and the beauty and tranquillity of this area spoilt forever.

Jason Booth

Sandsend