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Scarborough South Masterplan Report
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Contents Executive Summary 1. Introduction 1.1 Masterplan Overview 1.2 Masterplan Process 2. Strategic Context 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Eastfi eld 2.3 Middle Deepdale 2.4 Cayton & Osgodby 2.5 Scarborough Business Park 2.6 The Mere & Oliver’s Mount 2.7 Seamer 3. Masterplan Framework 3.1 Vision 3.2 Themes & Projects 4. Implementation 4.1 Governance 4.2 Delivery Partners 4.3 Funding 4.4 Project Phasing
5. People 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Community Engagement 5.3 Community Investment Fund 5.4 CommUnity Bases 6. Place 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Halfway Park 6.3 Green Streets 6.4 Eastfi eld Youth Hub 6.5 Active Links 7. Prosperity 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Employment Hub 7.3 Business Ambassador Network 7.4 Demand-Responsive Public Transport 8. Property 8.1 Introduction 8.2 High Street Environmental Works 8.3 High Street Pods 8.4 Properties on the High Street 8.5 Eastfi eld / Middle Deepdale Interface
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The Scarborough South regeneration masterplan covers a diverse area of the borough that is experiencing signifi cant growth and change. Planned expansions of residential and employment areas will create new demands and opportunities and it is Scarborough Borough Council’s, hereafter referred to as ‘SBC’ or ‘the Council’, intention that existing communities benefi t from this incoming investment, which includes additional council funds acquired through capital receipts.
At the heart of this area lies the town of Eastfi eld, which is the primary focus of the masterplan, taking advantage of its position at the centre of the Scarborough South area and the need to tackle the high levels of deprivation that Eastfi eld currently experiences. Measures implemented through the delivery of this masterplan focus on creating a stronger, more attractive and resilient Eastfi eld that benefi ts its residents, but also the wider population. By providing enhanced amenities, an improved environment and stronger social, economic and physical connections across the area, Eastfi eld is set to become the vibrant hub of a sustainable urban district.
2020 is a timely opportunity to have in place a clear action plan for delivering local regeneration, with the fi rst tranche of funding from the capital receipt due to be released by the Council. Over the next 5 years in excess of £3million will be invested in the local area by the Council, but even this can only go so far. The masterplan, therefore, provides a shared framework that the Council and its partners will use to shape ongoing plans and proposals in the area and to lever in further public and private funding.
A series of interventions are proposed in the masterplan aimed at creating the foundations for regeneration, achieving transformational change and reinforcing actions to ensure that the area continues to operate at a higher level than exists today. The masterplan covers four themes, which provide the framework for 14 masterplan projects. The themes are:
• People – providing more opportunities for people to engage with each other and their local community.
• Place - improving the look and feel of Eastfi eld.
• Prosperity - ensuring local people benefi t economically from local employment and regeneration opportunities.
• Property – enhancing the quality and setting of commercial and residential property.
The masterplan represents the conclusion of a signifi cant amount of analysis, engagement and development, but this is only the beginning. The Council and its partners will now work together to deliver on this vision. It is likely that through the development of the masterplan projects some of the specifi cs may change – this is not a blueprint – but Scarborough South now has in place a clear framework to enable long term sustainable development and regeneration.
The Scarborough South regeneration masterplan has been produced to provide a strategic and cohesive vision for a key area of the borough that is experiencing signifi cant growth and change. Approximately 2,500 homes are being built in Middle Deepdale, a settlement extension to the north of the existing town of Eastfi eld and further residential development of scale is proposed to the south of Eastfi eld at Cayton. The area’s existing employment area is also planned for signifi cant expansion over the next two decades.
Around £3.5 million acquired through capital receipts associated with the Middle Deepdale development has been set aside by Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) for investment in Scarborough South. The Council intends to focus its investment primarily on Eastfi eld, taking advantage of its position at the centre of the Scarborough South area and the need to tackle the high levels of deprivation that Eastfi eld currently experiences. The masterplan identifi es a range of projects to ensure this signifi cant investment is spent in line with local need and identifi ed priorities.
Whilst the additional fi nancial resources made available from land sales represents a signifi cant additional investment in the local area, they will only stretch so far. The masterplan is therefore a shared framework that the Council will use to work with other local partners in order to shape ongoing plans and proposals in the area and to lever in further funding.
1.1 Masterplan Overview
Manham Hill, Eastfi eld
Jazz Court, Middle Deepdale
1.2 Masterplan Process
BDP with BE Group was commissioned by (SBC to produce the Scarborough South masterplan. The project has been overseen by a steering group of offi cers from SBC and in cooperation with stakeholders from the Eastfi eld PACT.
Eastfi eld has been a regeneration target since the early 2000s, and as such, a large amount of community and stakeholder consultation has been undertaken over the years. Consultation and engagement has been central to the development of the masterplan and the engagement strategy has been shaped with careful consideration of ‘consultation fatigue’ in Eastfi eld and the need for any new consultation to be targeted and meaningful for those taking part. Key to this has been the close involvement of the Eastfi eld PACT in the masterplanning process. The Eastfi eld PACT was established in March 2019 to bring together a range of stakeholders with the common goal of driving forward the regeneration of Eastfi eld. The PACT includes representatives from the borough, county and town councils, the police, the local health and educations sector, local housing associations, and local and national organisations active in the area.
Since October 2019, BDP have met with the Eastfi eld PACT on a monthly basis to ensure that the proposals developed for the masterplan are in line with stakeholders’ objectives for the area. This has been vital to developing proposals that are both achievable and in line with local aspirations, ensuring that the proposals taken to community consultation were realistic and deliverable. Consultation with the Eastfi eld PACT took place in fi ve stages.
Masterplan workshop with Pindar School pupils
Masterplan community engagement
PACT objectives workshop
1. Introductions: This was an opportunity to have an initial meeting with the PACT to outline the masterplan commission and the scope of the work.
2. Baseline / objectives: The consultant team initially engaged in one-to-one conversations with PACT members to help identify issues, challenges and opportunities. This was followed by an objectives workshop with the PACT group to discuss ideas around how the area might be improved and to develop a consensus on the key priorities.
3. Options review: Following the development of an emerging vision and project ideas, the PACT fed back on the initial options presented by BDP to determine the shaping of the masterplan projects.
4. Draft Masterplan review: This was an opportunity for the PACT to review and discuss the developed masterplan proposals and emerging masterplan framework.
5. Revised draft masterplan: Ahead of wider community engagement the revised masterplan proposals were reviewed and ‘signed off’ by PACT.
Following the fi nal presentation to the Eastfi eld PACT, a two-day community consultation road-show was held in local venues in February 2020. This included four community exhibitions (at Westway Open Arms, Proudfoots Supermarket, Eastfi eld Library and Jazz Court), three youth workshops (at Westway Open Arms and George Pindar School) and an online presence in the form of a bespoke project website. Residents were encouraged to comment on the proposals by fi lling out questionnaires, which were available in paper form at the events and online. This included ranking in order of preference the various projects and themes.
Comments and suggestions collected as part of the community consultation exercise were recorded and analysed, which along with additional observations that came to light through the review of the draft masterplan have shaped this fi nal masterplan report.
2. Strategic Context