Residents object to access road

The application proposes to demolish 37 Scarborough Road and construct and new access route, picture: Google Maps

The application proposes to demolish 37 Scarborough Road and construct and new access route, picture: Google Maps

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A councillor has backed residents’ objections to a proposed road that would provide access to potential new housing in Old Town.

The plans seek permission to demolish Number 37 Scarborough Road and at the same time, create the new access road.

The track would lead to a landlocked area between High Street in Old Town and Scarborough Road.

The applicant has earmarked the site for future residential housing.

Speaking on behalf of the applicant, architects R Peter Belt and Associates, said: “The current two storey dwelling is suffering structural problems and is therefore to be demolished rather than reparied.”

But neighbours of Number 37 Scarborough Road say the new track would “cause unnecessary extra traffic, noise and lack of privacy”.

A petition, signed by at least seven Scarborough Road residents, reads: “We frequently experience difficulty getting in and out of our driveways because traffic is queuing to get onto the double roundabout.

“Traffic from this development, added to the existing traffic from Flag Yard, and the expected traffic from the proposed Lord Feofees’ development of 12 houses on the site at Number 43, will add greatly to the congestion.”

Bolstering the residents’ criticism, Bridlington South Ward councillor, David Robson, said two years ago property owners were approached by a company to sell out totally.

Although owners “were reluctant but not opposed to selling out”, a deal could not be reached after one owner refused to sell a number of his properties.

Cllr Robson said: “This leaves the rest of the property owners with a problem. Should an access be grant for just this one site, it would be a private road not up to highway standards.”

A decision on the application is still to be made by the council.