Beach huts are much sought after along Yorkshire’s coast and now plans are to be considered to build 10 more timber chalets at a popular spot for visitors.
Such is the demand for a small place near the sea that councillors in Scarborough agreed earlier this year to increase prices in a move which would see the annual cost of letting a hut over the summer season increase to over £900.
Council officers said there was an “extensive” waiting list for the chalets at Scarborough’s South Bay, Filey and Whitby. The pricing changes mean some chalets in Scarborough will now cost a maximum of £937 to rent for the season.
On Thursday, members of Scarborough Borough Council’s planning and development committee will discuss the council’s proposals to build 10 new chalets at West Cliff, Whitby.
Officers are recommending that the proposals are given the green light. A report prepared for members says there is a waiting list of over 100 people for chalets in the area.
It says the huts will be painted in primary colours in line with existing beach chalets on Whitby’s promenade. “The chalets are of an attractive design and are similar in character to the existing chalets that are situated on the seafront promenade below,” it adds.
Beach huts are open in Filey and Scarborough from April until the end of September and in Whitby from the beginning of May until the end of September.