Further blow in bid to stop demolition of Scarborough Futurist – The Stage

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

A bid to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre from demolition has failed after a High Court judge ruled the council's decision to tear it down should not be reviewed.

It is the latest in a string of attempts to prevent the now derelict theatre from being demolished, a move voted for by Scarborough councillors in January.

Campaigners trying to save the building subsequently employed a team of solicitors to help try and overturn the decision, in which councillors voted 22 to 21 in favour of demolition.

They were seeking a judicial review into the council's decision to demolish the building. However a High Court judge has now rejected their bid to bring proceedings against the council, meaning the vote will not be scrutinised.

Following the council's decision earlier this year to spend 4 million knocking down the former theatre which has been derelict since 2014 the campaign attempted to get the building listed in order to stave off demolition. However, the application was rejected.

A message on Save the Futurist Theatre's campaign page on Facebook said the group would be meeting with its legal team this week.

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