THERE could finally be an end in sight for Scarborough’s long-wait for a multiplex cinema.

Scarborough Borough Council’s planning committee will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to assess the third application for the six-screen attraction on the site of the former Atlantis water park in the town’s North Bay.

The authority’s planning officers had recommended the scheme be approved when the committee met in September, but North Yorkshire County Council, acting as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), said it could not support the scheme due to concerns flooding. Yorkshire Water also submitted an objection on similar grounds.

Now, the authority’s planning officers say in their report to tomorrow’s meeting that additional details supplied by the applicant, Benchmark Leisure, have addressed the concerns and the scheme has, again, been recommended for approval.

The development was due to be open in 2018, that was then pushed back until July 2019 and then, most recently, changed to late 2020. The scheme is for a six-screen cinema with 53 apartments, a gym, sky bar, five restaurants and five retail units. There would be 71 parking spaces.