A MILLION-pound investment in toilets has been approved.

Scarborough Council has approved a £1.8 million investment in 30 facilities across Whitby, Scarborough and Filey. It was also confirmed the authority would once again look to place temporary toilets in Scarborough’s Royal Albert Drive.

Council leader Cllr Steve Siddons said the scheme would now be included in the authority’s budget, which will be voted on later this month.

In the first two years of the scheme, £1.1m will be spent, including £300,000 for the St Nicholas Gardens toilets on Scarborough seafront.

Toilets in the Foreshore and Royal Parade in Filey will also benefit from refurbishments costing £131,149 and £110,552 respectively. Toilets at Filey’s Evron Centre will also undergo “minor works” and it is also proposed to spend £70,000 on replacing toilets at Cayton Bay.

Other toilets that would be refurbished in the first two years include Sandsend North (£14,621), Sandsend South (£23,487), Castleton (£6,873) and Robin Hood’s Bay Bank Bottom (£87,854). Minor works will also be carried out at Staithes Bank Bottom (£14,775) and Whitby Marina (£35,072).