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Consultation On Proposed Sports Development In Scarborough

Consultation On Proposed Sports Development In Scarborough

Published by Karen Liu at 6:00am 6th July 2018. (Updated at 7:42am 9th July 2018)

Public consultation on a major development proposed for Scarborough, which will help to create a centre for sporting excellence on the Yorkshire coast, will get underway later this month.

It was announced in December 2017 that a collaboration between locally based property developer Broadland Properties Ltd, independent school Scarborough College and Scarborough Borough Council would lead to the development of an international competition standard athletics track on the former Bramcote School playing fields on Filey Road to the south of the town centre as well as six state of the art tennis courts on nearby College Avenue and a low density executive development of around 50 houses and apartments on the site of the council’s former Filey Road sports centre. 

Bramcote Field 
Scarborough tennis site

The proposals for executive housing satisfy the need for modern luxury homes in the area, to encourage senior professionals connected to the potash, off shore wind and other emerging industries, to relocate to the Borough of Scarborough.

Developments of this kind are an important part of the council’s strategy to boost economic development on the Yorkshire coast.

A drop in event for anyone interested in finding out more information about the proposals has been arranged by Broadland Properties Ltd in conjunction with its York based planning and urban design consultant, nineteen47 Ltd, for Wednesday 18 July, 4.00pm to 8.00pm at Scarborough College (Lisvane Hall), Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3BA.

Invitations to the event will be delivered to people living in the South Cliff this week.

For anyone that can’t attend, the details of the proposals will be available to view online after the event for the duration of the consultation period at

Sports Facility leaflet

Richard Guthrie, Director of Broadland Properties Ltd said:

“We are committed to engaging with the local community about our exciting proposals well in advance of the formal planning process.

We therefore look forward to meeting people at our event, where the project team will be on hand to provide information and to answer any queries they may have.”

Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said:

“We very much welcome Broadland Properties’ commitment to positive engagement with the local community from the outset.

Whilst high quality contemporary sporting facilities and executive housing sit at the heart of the ambitious proposals, I have every confidence that they have been developed with the historic character of South Cliff very much in mind.

I would encourage anyone interested in the project, especially those who would be the immediate neighbours of the proposed new developments, to go along to the engagement event so they can be fully informed.”

The original proposals also included the transfer of the South Cliff Bowls Club from its current site on Filey Road to land on College Avenue next to the proposed tennis courts.

However as a result of changes made to the proposals in recent months and ongoing dialogue with the club, the organisations involved have determined that it is no longer necessary to move the club to allow the other developments to go ahead, so it will remain on its current site and outside of the development boundary.

Instead a small number of executive style homes are being proposed for the College Avenue site next to the tennis courts. The latest news has been warmly welcomed by the club’s members.

Tony Campbell, Chairman of South Cliff Bowls Club said:

“This is indeed the best outcome for the bowling club.

This much loved open space will still be available to local residents and not only can members continue the long tradition of 110 years bowling on this established green, but they can also continue to develop a positive, sustainable future for the club and the wider community.”

The proposed state of the art tennis courts and athletics track will be accessible for use by the local community and visiting groups but ultimately will greatly enhance the provision of sporting facilities for Scarborough College and its students.

Charles Ellison, Headmaster of Scarborough College said:

“Scarborough College is delighted to be working closely alongside the council and Broadland Properties within a 'school-community use partnership' to deliver state-of-the-art sports facilities that will greatly benefit not simply the residents of South Cliff and Scarborough, but sports participants and enthusiasts from across the north of England.

The IAAF standard athletics track will attract national and potentially international level competitions, whilst providing the direct opportunity for children and adults alike to train regularly within a facility of the highest grade.

It will truly ensure Scarborough becomes a centre of excellence for athletics. Furthermore, the new tennis venture within the Deepdale site will ensure involvement in tennis remains a focal point within South Cliff life for its residents, as has been the case for well over a century.”


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George, on 8th July 2018 4:33pm
Think the tennis courts and track are wonderful. Surely though we need more affordable housing not executive homes.

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