Letter: Oliver’s Mount view blocked by trees

Sea views are being blocked by trees.
Sea views are being blocked by trees.

The other evening, I was dropping a resident off in Filey and the low sun made Bempton Cliff look spectacular, so I reversed the car and we walked to enjoy the view.

After a few yards, the view disappeared behind trees. My question is this: Why have trees been planted or allowed to grow blocking the views from the Royal Crescent?

When that road was planned, it was planned so that any gardens and the plants therein did not compromise the magnificent sea views.

The sea views are the whole point of the Crescent.

The same has been allowed to happen in Scarborough on the south side and up at Oliver’s Mount.

For years I have been seeing the trees grow up to block the views and at the same time wondering when the council was going to act by felling them or, at the very least, cutting them back.

I love trees and have planted many at my previous properties and my present one, but they are managed.

I strongly recommend that the council visit and consider what the original plan will have been, namely the enjoyment of spectacular distant sea views unrivalled in the whole of Britain, not neglect.

David Taylor

Etherington Lane, Driffield