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New Boathouse Approved For Scarborough's Peasholm park

Boat house plans

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 6:17am 9th November 2018. (Updated at 7:42am 9th November 2018)

Scarborough borough councillors have approved plans for a new Japanese-themed boathouse for the town’s Peasholm Park lake.

The lake, which plays hosts to the famous Naval Warfare displays and offers pedal boat rides, has been without a boathouse after the previous one was demolished by the council earlier this year.

The ageing structure was found to be crumbling and falling into the lake.

Following the demolition, decking was installed for the summer and now thoughts have turned to what will replace the boathouse.

Yesterday (Thursday 8 November), the council’s planning and development committee unanimously approved plans for a new structure.

The replacement building is more open-planned than its predecessor.

A report, which went before the committee, said:

“It is a simple building designed to be functional and kept lightweight so as not to place any greater loading on the deck’s foundation than is necessary.

The modest building should sit comfortably in the park setting and have an appearance that reflects that of the other Japanese-themed buildings located close by.”

In approving the plans the councillors agreed with an amendment by Cllr Eric Broadbent to add more Japanese “flourishes” to the final design.

He said: “It should be more in keeping with the Japanese theme.”

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