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At last night's meeting, the town council reviewed options proposed for restoration of the Old Town Hall, to support the market and provide more community use of the building, by the architects who have surveyed the building and the market place for the town and borough councils. This follows consultation with market traders and businesses around the market place. At the meeting, the council resolved to progress with Option 2 (Glazing) and Option 3 (landscaping) as the preferred options of those offered for development. More »
The next stage will be to take this proposal to formal consultation with Historic England and the Planning Authority's Conservation Officer for feedback on the proposals.
The council will then review that advice before carrying out wider engagement with the community and businesses and, based on the results of that feedback, submit an application for planning and listed building consent.
This is the start of a process leading to refurbishment and restoration of the Old Town Hall, not the end. The aim remains to provide some much needed care and attention to the building and to the market place to enable both to continue to support thriving markets for the next 250 years and to be available for community use to promote Whitby's heritage and its artistic and social value to the town. » Less
Posted: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:00 by Michael King
The Government has launched a consultation on local government reorganisation in North Yorkshire which could lead to the county and district councils being replaced by one or two new unitary councils.
As there is no independent evaluation of the proposals, comments need to be based on the separate documents developed by North Yorkshire County Council and districts including Scarborough Borough Council. Follow the link below to read more detail and to make your own response to the Government. More »
The consultation closes on 19 April 2021. » Less
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:25 by Michael King
North Yorkshire County Council is consulting on a 'cycle improvement corridor' from the Park and Ride site along the A171.
This initial consultation is on the basic route. It will be followed by consultation on design concepts in March. Follow this link to make your views known:
The survey will close on midnight on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:52 by Michael King