Local people help shape ambitious plans for Redcar

Published: 26th Jan 2011

Please note this is an archived Press Release

OVER 550 members of the public attended an exhibition at Redcar Library outlining ambitious plans for a new £31 million leisure, business support and community facility in the town.

The exhibition which took place between the 13 - 15 January welcomed the public's views on the scheme to help shape the proposals prior to an outline planning application being submitted in spring 2011.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Sheelagh Clarke said:

"I am delighted that so many people attended the exhibition event highlighting the level of interest.

The proposals will create a real asset for the town and provide residents and visitors with fantastic new facilities.

The plans and feedback forms are still available at the Library and on our website at and I would encourage as many people as possible to take a look and let us know what they think."

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Mark Hannon said:

"The Council is committed to delivering this exciting project and we are keen to move it forward as quickly as possible whilst providing the public with the opportunity to inform and develop the plans.

This scheme will help create and safeguard 260 jobs and with the £75 million investment in Redcar over the next 3 years will see the town experience its biggest investment for over 100 years providing the opportunity to develop the town as a retail and visitor destination."

The plans to develop the area between Kirkleatham Street and Coatham Road were approved by the Councils Cabinet last year and will include:

  • a new 6 lane, 25 metre swimming pool and leisure pool
  • dance hall and performance space
  • fitness suite and junior gym
  • sports hall
  • business space for small to medium sized enterprises
  • community facilities
  • improved car parking
  • landscaped public spaces.

The proposals and feedback forms are available to view on the Council's website at until 14 February 2011.

Alternatively the public can feedback their views by contacting the regeneration helpline on 01642 444311

A fly through DVD of the scheme is also available to view at

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