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Scarborough council wants views on store schemes

A public consultation period on development plans by two supermarket firms in Scarborough has been extended until the end of February.

Tesco and Assura Properties submitted plans for a new store on Dean Road while Sainsbury's wants to expand its Falsgrave store.

An area question and answer forum about the Tesco plan will be held at Scarborough Library on 16 February.

Councillors will take into account written comments about the schemes.

Verbal report

Pauline Elliott, head of regeneration and planning at Scarborough council, said the applications would be considered in April.

Ms Elliott said: "Residents can be assured that any additional views expressed after those reports have been written will be reported verbally at that meeting.

"The two supermarket applications will be considered on their planning merits - it's important that people realise this is not about brand preference.

"Genuine concerns on planning issues such as traffic, impact on neighbours, noise, design and protection of the listed buildings will be considered in detail."

A recommendation to refuse or approve would then be made to councillors on the planning committee, who would make the final decision.

The Tesco and Assura plans for the Dean Road site, along with the plans submitted by Sainsbury's for its Falsgrave supermarket, are on Scarborough Borough Council's website.

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