Flamingo Land plans expansion in Scarborough

Flamingo Land Coast [artist's impression]Flamingo Land is planning to expand its business by opening a small theme park on Scarborough seafront.

The working title of the project is currently Flamingo Land Coast, and would see rides and attractions installed on the site of the closed Futurist theatre in the North Yorkshire town.

Details of the plans to build an amusement park on the site, showing a rollercoaster and drop tower among other attractions, emerged earlier this month.

Flamingo Land was previously known only as ‘Bidder B’ while Scarborough Borough Council was tendering the site’s sale.

Gordon Gibb, owner of Flamingo Land, told The Scarborough News: “We have been talking with the council for a number of years to see if there were any areas of major development to help them with.

“It is a long journey we have been on. We will hopefully provide an attraction that competing seaside resorts don’t have.” he added.

The project is still in the early stages of planning and a spokesman for the council warned that it would take some time to finalise.

“It is important to stress however that the plans are very much in their infancy,” he said.

“There are many, many months of negotiations and formal processes to go through before construction can be guaranteed.”