Object NOW to Change of Use application for Whitby Tourist Information Centre

You can ‘Object’ NOW to Scarborough Borough Council’s plan to turn our TIC into a restaurant and ice cream parlour. Under Planning Law SBC must apply to SBC (!) for a ‘Change of Use’ for the building, so this is your chance to ‘Object’ to their plans to downgrade our TIC.

Their Change of Use application was made at the very end of November. It was published in the Whitby Gazette (page 63) on Friday 9th December and all responses must be in before Thursday 22 December. Is it odd that it should all happen so close to Christmas, when everyone is so busy? You can respond online, by email or by letter, details below.

Please take this chance to tell SBC what you think of their plans for Whitby TIC, but remember that under Planning Law, only ‘Material Considerations’ will be acceptable and these are limited to:

The size / location of the development

How it will function

Its relationship with the immediate surroundings

You will also need to quote ‘Change of Use application re Whitby TIC’ and the Ref No: 16/02453/RG4 and the Postcode is YO21 1YN

You can make your response (giving the above details) by Email to planning.services@scarborough.gov.uk or by letter to Planning Services, SBC, Town Hall, Scarborough YO11 2HG or via their website scarborough.gov.uk > Planning > Applications > Ref No 16/02453/RG4 > Comment

Please don’t delay, as this is a critical stage. Thank-you.



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