North Bay Cinema - Multiplexed

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18/02708/RG4 | Proposed mixed use development comprising multiplex cinema, residential apartments, restaurants, gym, sky bar & multi-storey car park | Former Atlantis Site Peasholm Gap Scarborough NORTH YORKSHIRE

The Planning Statement: focus on  the site history, parking, transport & NPFF ie why this development is not in the Town Centre:  NBC PLANNING_STATEMENT-738492.pdf

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Design & Access Statement: The 'Cinema' is on the 4th Floor to the rear of the building with one long access corridor with two exits by stairwells.

The Flood Risk objection: States the development should be refused as the ground floor apartments are subject to flood risk and the Environmental Impact does not consider climate change.

The Theatres Trust does not know why they were consulted ;-

There is an objection re lack of An Access & Inclusivity Statement BS 8300 -

The Aspinall/Verdi report re economic viability states that based on the Acquisition Costs from SBC £286,000,  Gross Development Value of £24,408,040, with a calculated profit of £1,796,019 giving a yield value of 7.36% falling far below the "commercial developer return of 17.5% to 20% of GDV." The report also highlights the high risk of a one hit development "the development will take place without phasing..."


No doubt there will be further documents added & given the six week 'consultation' process will be heard at planning Town Hall 17th January.  Unless it is pulled.... download the Verdi report first.

Keep digging ...

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Austen Powers

Sydney Gardens park in Bath

"Georgian pleasure gardens which were loved by Jane Austen are among six parks to have been awarded a total of £13.8m in lottery cash.

Sydney Gardens in Bath, which have fallen into decline, have been given £2.74m to help with restoration.

The novelist lived near the park when she moved to the city in 1801.

Other parks to get cash include South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough, Castle Park in Bishop's Stortford and Ellington Park in Ramsgate.

Fairhaven Lake and Gardens on the Fylde coast and Stevens Park in Quarry Bank, Dudley, have also received Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money.

The Grade II registered Sydney Gardens were designed in the late 18th Century, and became Austen's local park when she moved to the city.

"Before she arrived she wrote: "It would be very pleasant to be near Sydney Gardens! We might go to the Labyrinth every day!"

Improvements to the gardens will include a new cafe, play areas, and the restoration of features such as the Minerva's Temple and the Grade II listed canal footbridge.

"South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough has been given £4.66m to restore features such as the Italian steps, the clock tower, railings, fencing and footpaths, while Bishop Stortford's Castle Park is getting £1.94m to protect the ruins of Waytemore Castle, which dates back to at least the 1080s."

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SiV ... "A Bing Thing"

"“Alpamare has made us aware of the CVA proposal and its plans to adapt its business operation model with the aim of increasing profitability going forward. This does not affect the council’s ongoing relationship with Benchmark or the security of the loan agreement we have with them.  We are delighted to hear that Alpamare’s plans include the forthcoming opening of the state of the art Wellness Spa, which will attract more visitors and may well appeal to a different type of customer compared to those that have visited the waterpark to date.”


"FOI ID: 6094  FOI Date: 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

I was looking at YORtender website and noticed that back in July 2011 Scarborough Council awarded a contract to Sheffield International Venues Ltd for the Management of the Scarborough SPA, Whitby Pavilion and Associated Functions.  The contract sum was estimated at the time to be £2,000,000 over a contract period of 10 years.

If this correct why should the council payout this amount of money to run these businesses when one would expect for them to be leased/rented out to SIV with no cost to the council?"

"Councillor Jefferson who had been the Portfolio Holder when the process commenced commented that there had been much emphasis on community use which she fully supported.  Councillor Jefferson considered that SIV were very aware of what was required in the Council’s venues.  In addition the company had appeared very vibrant and they had ideas for both venues..."


"... but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan.."