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Areas for Action

  • Better promotion of the ASB Hotline and reporting mechanisms.

  • Effective partnership working to tackle ASB and to provide diversionary activities for young people.

  • Landlords to work together with the Police and other partners to ensure that any isolated problems with anti-social behaviour are effectively tackled.

3k) Housing and development

Filey provides a mixed range of housing, flats, family houses and bungalows, both privately owned and rented. The largest social landlord operating in Filey is Yorkshire Coast Homes and there is an active Tenants and Residents Association.

House prices in Filey are higher than Scarborough, although are lower than the northern and western parts of the Borough. Given that the average wage in the Borough is £21, 340 (nomis, 2008), this means that average house prices in the area are still out of the reach of many, particularly first time

buyers.

Area

Price

Whitby

£161, 935

Filey

£160, 239

Scarborough

£154, 437

Northern villages

£206, 416

Western villages

£210, 041

Comparison of house prices across Scarborough Borough Oct 08 – March 09.

Since the previous Town Plan some housing development has taken place in Filey. The development of the flats in Mitford Street, Scarborough Road and Ebenezer Chapel have been either for use as holiday homes or for older people and have not addressed the need for affordable homes or starter units for local residents. The planned large development of 300 homes opposite the school on Muston Road has been delayed by the recession, but this is planned to have an element of affordable housing and much needed homes for families. There is also a small development of social housing about to start behind the Council Offices on Queen Street that will help to address this market.

In addition to the schemes already identified, there are additional sites identified within the Local Development Framework (Draft Housing Allocation) which would allow the development of up to 100 additional dwellings within Filey to 2026. This relatively modest level of development reflects the significant development in recent years and it is considered that Filey is

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