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Redcar seafront open for business

Published: 12th Jul 2012

Please note this is an archived Press Release

Redcar is celebrating the opening of the first completed section of its new seafront.

The section adjacent to the Lifeboat Slipway features a raised promenade, a permanent area for RNLI parking, a permanent area for fishermens boat parking and a new seating area.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Olwyn Peters said:

"Redcar & Cleveland Council has taken the opportunity to work in partnership with the Environment Agency to revamp the promenade area to enhance the seafront for residents and increase the number of visitors.

The seafront is really starting to take shape and when it is finished next year it will have many attractive features appealing to all ages, including new leisure spaces, fun zones with water play areas and show rides."

The new sea defences are being built to replace the existing defences. The sea defence work is being funded and managed by the Environment Agency and will stretch for 2.7 km from Coatham to the eastern end of the Stray and will protect homes and businesses in Redcar from coastal erosion and reduce the risk of flooding.

£30m has been invested in the sea defence and promenade development by the Environment Agency and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

Environment Agency project manager James Mead said "Construction of the sea defences is progressing well and we are pleased that the first section of the new promenade is now open to the public. When the scheme is finished in spring 2013 the town will be better protected from coastal flooding and erosion."

For further information on the promenade work visit www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/regeneration call (t) 01642 444352 or visit the Redcar Regeneration Centre on the seafront and speak to a member of staff.

For further information on the construction of the sea defences visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/redcarfloodscheme call T: 03708 506506 or email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk


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