In accordance with section 66(6) of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act 2011, notice is given that the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has refused the above mentioned development application received on 19 May 2017.

The MRA is generally supportive of development that would enhance the character, amenity, vibrancy and economic wellbeing of the Scarborough Redevelopment Area. However, the proposed development was considered to be an overdevelopment of the site that would have a detrimental impact on the redevelopment area generally and did not warrant the extent of variations to the building height and setbacks permitted under the MRA’s planning framework.

The key issues identified included:

  • the height, bulk and scale of the development is inconsistent with the vision and intended character for Scarborough;
  • traffic resulting from the substantial additional yield proposed would have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the area and the operational efficiency of the road network within the locality; and
  • the proposed development did not demonstrate design excellence or the delivery of sufficient benefit to the wider community to justify the extent of variations proposed to the planning framework.  

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