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Temporary Toilets Approved for Scarborough

Temporary Toilets Approved for Scarborough

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 3:17pm 5th March 2020.

Temporary toilets will once again be placed on Scarborough’s seafront as the wait for new, permanent loos goes on.

The authority’s planning committee today approved the placing of the portable toilets in Royal Albert Drive, for a second summer running.

The toilets will be a place holder, while a controversial plan to build new public facilities as part of a  restaurant development on the site goes through the planning process.

Cavendish and Gloucester Properties PLC submitted plans for the site last year which was formerly home to a cafe until it was demolished in 2017.

The new building, designed by Scarborough-based Mick Paxton Architects, will bring permanent public toilets back to the seafront as well as a “national chain” eatery and accommodation.

The plans for the building, however, have been criticised by Historic England, the public body which aims to protect the country’s heritage.

It called the look and design of the glass-fronted eatery “confusing” and urged planners to reject the proposal.

It also had concerns that it would detract from Scarborough Castle’s position as the “unchallenged star of the skyline”.

The public consultation on the development closed in October last year, with a decision due date listed on the application for December of the same year.

So far, no decision on the scheme has been made.

The temporary toilets will be free to use and open from 8am until 9pm, once they are installed.


There are 2 comments on this page.

zara, on 5th March 2020 9:03pm
looks horrible but i am sure that if enough silver passes hands then the plans will be passed. Who will actually be paying for the upkeep of the toilets though? Its one way to get the council to back your planning application, offer new toilets and then leave them for the council (in other words the public) to pay for the upkeep...
nero, on 6th March 2020 2:00pm
Toilets at scarborough and Whitby, are 40p. How come Bridlington can provide nice clean bright public toilets with no charge, and there's quite a few along the main foreshore road too. Its a pleasure going to Brid cos of the toilets.I resent paying 40p to visit the loo.

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