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£2 Million Funding For Scarborough South Cliff & Whitby piers

£2 Million Funding For Scarborough South Cliff & Whitby piers

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 10:10am 15th November 2017. (Updated at 10:11am 15th November 2017)

Scarborough Borough is set to benefit from £2 million of additional funding towards the work on Whitby Piers and the coastal protection scheme at South Cliff in Scarborough. 

The money's been allocated by North Yorkshire County Council to ensure the projects go ahead. The county council has already contributed £1.2 million to the South Cliff work, back in 2015, but further assessment by Scarborough Borough Council has led to an increase in the expected cost. 

In addition, the borough council has requested a contribution to remedial work on Whitby Piers and the money towards both the schemes tales the total of the county council's contribution to £3.1 million. 

North Yorkshire’s  leader County Councillor Carl Les said:

“The borough council is the primary authority for coastal defences, but due to the scale of the work required for these crucial schemes we have agreed to give this essential funding to help make up the shortfall in the multi-million pound works.

The Whitby pier and Scarborough South Cliff infrastructures are critically important to our shared communities.’’

Whitby County Councillor David Chance, who is Executive Member for Stronger Communities, added:

“This is excellent news as both schemes are vital to the coastal area. It is crucial that funding is in place to allow these projects to progress.’’


Scalby County Councillor Derek Bastiman, who is also leader of Scarborough Borough Council, said:

“I very much welcome the decision of the Executive to commit significant funding contributions to these two vital schemes for Whitby and Scarborough.

It clearly demonstrates the importance of county and district councils working in partnership to protect the area’s infrastructure and environment for the benefit of local residents and businesses.”

Whitby County Councillor Joe Plant added:

"This is great news for Whitby. It is not long ago that the council leader agreed to help with this vital project and hopefully now work can start in the New Year.

I appreciate NYCC’s support and contribution to make sure this much needed work goes ahead.’’




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