Whitby Civic Society Conservation Group

Whitby Civic Society Conservation Group has been set up primarily to assess if the Society can help review the Whitby Conservation Area Plan, adopted by Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) as a material planning consideration in 2014, but which was never formally issued or advertised. Whitby Civic Society is concerned about the way Listed Buildings and the Conservation Areas in Whitby are being developed with apparently limited reference to the Whitby Conservation Area Plan.

We are therefore working together with SBC Planning Department and in particular with the Conservation Officer to see what we can do to raise awareness of this document and see if we can assist in the ongoing review of The Plan with the following projects identified and being progressed:

  • Whitby Quality Shop Front leaflet launched June 2018– a guidance document free to all Whitby  business owners – to be launched June 2018
  • Whitby Conservation Plan – a quick guide leaflet for the residents and businesses introducing the Whitby Conservation Area Plan – we hope to launch mid 2019
  • Review relevant areas of the Whitby Conservation Area Plan where required, possibly starting with The Whitby Yards

 The Group is always willing to recruit new volunteers, so if you are a Whitby Civic Society member and would like to join us please contact the Secretary via the WCS email. 

For further information on the Whitby Conservation Plan go to: https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/planning/conservation/conservation-area-appraisals-and-management-plans/whitby-conservation