10000 Bill For Futurist Campaigners – Yorkshire Coast Radio

Posted: June 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Campaigners who want to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre have been ordered to pay 10,000 in costs to the council.

It's after they failed in their bid for a judicial review into the decision to demolish the venue.

Their request was refused by a judge in Leeds last Friday, the campaign group say they'll meet with their legal team to consider their next move.

The campaign group recently became a Limited company in order to take the legal action against the council. They launched a fundraising page to help pay for their legal team, the page has raised a little under three thousand pounds so far.

Cllr Helen Mallory, Deputy Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said:

We have always been confident that the decisions made by Full Council and Cabinet in relation to the Futurist theatre earlier this year were made properly and in accordance with legal requirements. We are therefore pleased with the High Court judges ruling to refuse permission for a Judicial Review of those decisions. The judge found in the councils favour on all grounds raised by the claimant, Save The Futurist Theatre (Scarborough) Ltd and also ordered the claimant to pay costs to the council of 10,000.

Last Fridays ruling comes on the back of the outcome of a Local Government Ombudsman ruling into a complaint made about the same matters, which also found no evidence of fault in how the council had acted.

We are continuing to work with Flamingo Land on their exciting plans for a brand new attraction for Scarborough South Bay and we look forward to progressing these further in the coming months.

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