Notices have been served for plans to demolish the Futurist:
The application has been put forward by Scarbrough Borough Council although Councillors have been told they are not allowed to attend a meeting this week which is to be held to discuss and inform tenants and owners of neighbouring properties. The Officers have told Councillors they will be turned away and refused admittance.
Further reports can be found via local media ;-/
"9:52am 14th August 2017
The next step is coming in the process of demolishing Scarborough's Futurist Theatre.
A planning application is to be considered for the stabilisation of of the cliffs behind the venue. It's as the borough council presses forward with plans by Flamingo Land to build a new attraction in its place.
The application will be considered in October, with the council stressing that it does NOT mean there will be any further debate about whether or not the venue will be demolished, because that's already been decided.
Councillor Mike Cockerill is the member for Project Leadership at the borough council, he said:
"Planning application has been submitted for the method statement for the demolition of the Futurist and the cliff stabilisation.
That's scheduled to go to a planning committee in October. This doesn't re-open the debate as to whether the Futurist is to be demolished or not.
That decision has been taken.
This isn't scary, it's a controlled process. yes, some of the nearby residents are concerned about their properties, and they have every right to be say"
A good measure ;-)
Ah, So ...