North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to allocate nearly £2m of additional funding towards vital remedial work on Whitby piers along with a major coastal protection scheme at South Cliff, Scarborough.
The Council’s Executive agreed to the funding yesterday to ensure the priority project goes ahead.
The county council had already made a £1.2m contribution in 2015 towards the South Cliff work, but
In addition, Scarborough Council has requested a contribution to remedial work on Whitby piers and the £1.9m agreed is towards both schemes, taking North Yorkshire’s share of the funding up to £3.1m.
North Yorkshire County Council Leader Carl Les said: “The borough council is the primary authority for coastal defences, but due to the scale of the work required for these crucial schemes we have agreed to give this essential funding to help make up the shortfall in the
“The Whitby pier and Scarborough South Cliff infrastructures are critically important to our shared communities.”
Whitby County Councillor David Chance, who is
Scalby County Councillor Derek Bastiman, who is also
“It clearly demonstrates the importance of county and district councils working in partnership to protect the area’s infrastructure and environment for the benefit of local residents and businesses.”