Fears mounting that Whitby Golf Club land could be turned into housing

Fears are mounting that part of Whitby Golf Club could be turned into housing.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:30 pm

Worried residents have been in touch with the Gazette to say they are concerned that any future development would ruin the "unique" golf course and "overrun our already overburdened infrastructure".

Although not a planning application, Scarborough Borough Council has issued a public notice for submission of site for housing allocation in the local plan, on a 32-acre stretch of land between Castle Road and the Sandsend Road in Whitby.

A Facebook group, SAVE Whitby GOLF CLUB and stop the proposed 31.9 acre building plot, is calling for support by asking people to sign a petition on its page to stop any development going ahead.

Whitby Golf Club land between Castle Road and Sandsend Road, which could make way for housing in the future.

The group says: "As soon as development goes ahead, it will continue to spread along Sandsend Road and our beautiful green spaces will be lost forever.

"These homes will put a huge strain on our infrastructure and already congested roads during peak seasons."

There are a number of other developments proposed in the Local Plan including on land near Sleights road end roundabout.

The deadline for comments on the public notice is this Friday (Mar 19).

People can email [email protected] or post concerns to Planning Policy, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

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