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Man Made Island Plan for Scarborough

Man Made Island Plan for Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 12:04am 1st April 2017.

Plans for an artificial archipelago have been submitted for Scarborough’s South Bay.

The man-made island has been inspired by the Palm Jumeirah islands in Dubai and would be home to holiday accommodation, a water sports centre with an enclosed lagoon, restaurants and an entertainment venue.

The plans have been proposed by French development company Flora Lopi who have a track record of creating unique holiday resorts.

The companies CEO, Pierre Fausses-Nouvelles hopes the development will have year round use.

“We plan to use the resort to extend the season – with families holidaying in the five star resort during the summer and extreme surfers using the resort during the winter months, we will also bring touring shows to the islands theatre offering year round entertainment for the local population”

Nick Taylor, Scarborough’s Investment Manager said:

“If such a resort could be built in the south bay it would certainly put Scarborough on the map, quite literally in fact, the Palm in Dubai is visible very clearly on google earth, if we could have a similar development on the Yorkshire Coast the publicity will be immense.”

Flora Lopi say they are involved in several similar projects around the coast of Europe and intend to create the artificial islands to reflect the local culture and landmarks.

Pierre Fausses-Nouvelles says..

“In the same way that the palm tree is associated with Dubai we want to reflect the heritage of the Yorkshire seaside in our Scarborough development, this is why we have submitted plans to build the island in the shape of a Donkey”

 There is more information about Flora Lopi's plans here.

Artificial Island Plans

 Map data: Google, DigitalGlobe


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philip bean, on 1st April 2017 4:50am

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