In November 2019, the Ministry of Homes, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that Scarborough and Whitby had been identified as two of 101 towns in England that they wish to work with to develop Town Investment Plans (TIPs) and bid for a share of the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund.
A Town Deal board for each town, made up of representatives from different local organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors, was set up to consider proposals, develop Town Investment Plans and ensure both Whitby and Scarborough submitted a bid to the Government’s Towns Fund by autumn 2020.
Following 10 months of engagement and analysis, a Town Investment Plan (TIP) for each town was created, backed by their respective Town Deal boards, to help deliver long term economic growth and make a significant contribution towards Building a Better Borough, the council’s recently announced programme to deliver better outcomes for communities throughout the Borough of Scarborough.
The TIPs cover themes such as skills and enterprise, cultural activities, the environment, connectivity, well-being and sustainability. It is hoped that the package of ideas will also help the towns recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
On the 3 March 2021, Government announced that Scarborough had been successful in securing £20.2m of Town Deal funding, and Whitby £17.1m of Town Deal funding in support of delivering the respective TIPs.
Town Deal investment plans
- view the Scarborough Town Investment Plan (pdf / 9 MB)
- view the Whitby Town Investment Plan (pdf / 7 MB)
The following projects from the TIPs were chosen to be delivered as part of the Town Deals.
- Scarborough Green Construction Skills Village
- Scarborough Fablab
- Scarborough Cricket Club improvements
- Scarborough Fair
- Scarborough Harbour West Pier Regeneration
- Scarborough Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure (Cinder Track Improvements)
- Scarborough Station Gateway
- Whitby Broomfields Farm Zero Carbon Living
- Whitby Eastside Community Hub
- Whitby Old Town Hall and Market Place
- Whitby Harbourside public realm improvements and pedestrianisation of Whitby Swingbridge
- Whitby Wayfinding and Gamification
- Whitby Maritime Training Hub
Town Deal business cases
In order to release Towns Deal funding, each project was required to produce a business case to demonstrate that:
- each project provides value for money
- each project is affordable and can be delivered
All business cases have passed through local assurance mechanisms, with oversight from the Town Deal boards. The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has now approved all the projects, releasing the funding.
Download a business case:
- Broomfields Farm Net Zero Living Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 7 MB)
- Eastside Community Hub Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 6 MB)
- Green Construction Skills Village Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 10 MB)
- Old Town Hall and Market Place Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 2 MB)
- Scarborough Cricket Club Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 4 MB)
- Scarborough Fab Lab Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 3 MB)
- Scarborough Fair Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 2 MB)
- Scarborough Harbour West Pier Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 2 MB)
- Scarborough Station Gateway Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 2 MB)
- SLCWIP Cinder Track Connections Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 47 MB)
- Whitby Maritime Training Hub Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 10 MB)
- Whitby Swingbridge Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 3 MB)
- Whitby Way Finding Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 2 MB)
- Wild Eye Redacted Full Business Case (pdf / 3 MB)
Town Deal boards
Town Deal boards for Whitby and Scarborough bring together the private, public and voluntary sectors to provide strategic leadership. They help develop and deliver the respective Town Investment Plans which set out a clear understanding of the area, focusing on its assets, opportunities and challenges.
The role of each board is to:
- oversee the delivery of their respective Town Investment Plan
- ensure the programme of interventions within the Town Investment Plans are managed and delivered effectively
- co-ordinate resources and engage stakeholders where required