Over 30 stakeholders representing more than 20 local organisations met at Sneaton Castle in Whitby on Tuesday 7 October to discuss the future use of the town’s Endeavour Wharf.
Local offshore wind company, Dalby Offshore Services Ltd, Scarborough Borough Council’s preferred tenderer for taking on a lease of a proportion of Endeavour Wharf, gave a presentation on their proposals.
Owner and Managing Director of Dalby Offshore Services, Stuart McNiven, explained how Dalby wishes to take on a lease at the wharf to develop ‘Yorkshire’s Offshore Renewable Energy Operations and Maintenance Centre’ and believes the development will bring with it significant investment in the town, revitalise the port and provide several hundred job opportunities within the borough.
Cllr Mike Cockerill, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Harbours said:
“The purpose of the meeting was to inform stakeholders of the proposals, provide a platform for initial comments and invite them to work with us and Dalby Offshore Services on the detail of any future developments on the site.
“It was pleasing that the proposals were well received by stakeholders. Naturally people commented that the appearance and scale of any development would be critical and that the needs of other users of the port would have to be accommodated, but on the whole it was a very constructive evening and we now look forward to working with the stakeholders on developing the plans.”
A focus group will be set up with the stakeholders to work up designs and plans for the new facility, which will then go out to public consultation in the coming weeks.
Download a copy of the presentation from the meeting : Endeavour Wharf – Stakeholder Presentation 7th October