Letter: Council with no ears

Alpamare, Scarborough
Alpamare, Scarborough

Tripadvisor rated Alpamare Scarborough 17th in the top attractions in our town.

If only those few with power in our council had taken heed of the objections submitted to the Benchmark planning application 2012 11/01844/FL including the Urban Space Group, and also the Scarborough and District Civic Society which stated:

‘We wish to register our disappointment ... a lost opportunity to create a spectacular development.’

And furthermore, should Benchmark default on the unsecured £9m loan, we were assured that we could take it back – we own it anyway! Lloyds lent Benchmark £5m against the waterpark so why didn’t the council secure the loan of £9m? Apply this to the council’s destruction of the Futurist theatre, and looking at what Flamingo Land have planned for it, I don’t think I am alone in a feeling of deja vu.

Ali Wilkins

Londesborough Park