Swimming Pool Land Sale Challenged
A Letter to the Editor from WILLIAM PARKIN of Staithes, responding to last week’s article “£1M Swimming Pool Sale Called In”, and highlighting a minor mystery concerning the financial prudence of the sale of the site of the former Indoor Swimming Pool and adjacent carpark – plus a useful suggestion.
If the site is sold, this revenue will disappear – leaving a shortfall – and the visitors will lose reasonable distance parking from the North Bay Beach, the North Bay Railway, the Open Air Theatre and Peasholm Park – PLUS whatever is to be developed on the former Atlantis site.
I appreciate that other car-parking facilities are mentioned, but none of this is ‘now’ parking – and we all know that there have been unfulfilled promises over the redevelopment of the Atlantis site for over 20 years.
This is clearly NOT a good deal for residents and must surely be kicked out by the Scrutiny Committee.
However, if Mr Thomas’s company was to build a multi-storey car park on the site (on three levels), then that would be a Win/Win for tourists and hotel guests.
Finally, why has the site not been put out for tender via sealed bids? I would have thought that would have been a legal requirement?