A stakeholder focus group recently met with the developers of the proposed Yorkshire Offshore Renewable Energy Centre (Dalby Offshore Services Ltd.) to start discussions about the design and appearance of a new facility which is to be located at Endeavour Wharf, Whitby.
The purpose of the meeting was to obtain local input into the design brief for any future development at the site.
The Focus Group, consisting of volunteers and representatives from local organisations and businesses, working alongside 3 architectural practices, took part in an interactive discussion to develop outline building design specifications.
The outcome of these discussions (a summary of which can be found here: WW Endeavour Wharf Focus Group 4-10-14) is now being used by the architects to draft some concept proposals for the development. These will be presented to the Focus Group at its next meeting in December.
Laurie Farmer of Dalby Offshore Services said:
“This process is seen as an important step in bringing forward proposals for the development which we hope will be acceptable to the wider community when we undertake full public consultation in the new year.”
“We recognize the importance and sensitivity of the area in terms of development and very much want to ensure that we enhance the town not detract from it.”