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Redcar & Cleveland lies in the industrial heartland of the Tees Valley, whilst being surrounded by outstanding coastlines and beautiful natural countryside.

As well as the principal towns of Redcar, Guisborough and Saltburn, the borough also includes a number of small towns and villages including Grangetown, Marske, Brotton, Loftus, Skinningrove and Skelton.

Since 2010 we have been embarking upon the largest economic regeneration projects the area has ever seen. Approximately £4 billion is to be invested in the area over a 15 year period. This will create thousands of jobs, new homes, commercial properties, infrastructure creating wealth to transform our disadvantaged communities.

We are already the economic powerhouse of the Tees Valley with the largest non-military research and development facility in Western Europe and the third largest port in the UK (with plans for further expansion).

The Borough has 3 Enterprise Zones and is attracting considerable funding packages through the EU and national initiatives.

Recently Delivered Programmes include:
  • Multi million pound regeneration of Redcar Seafront including The Palace Hub, Tuned In!, Redcar Beacon and Seafront Environmental Landscaping Scheme
  • Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart a New Civic, Leisure and Business Development for Redcar
  • Improving Our Visitor Facilities a range of physical improvements across the borough
  • Rural Development Programme for England a range of rural business, public realm and leisure facility improvements
  • Uplifting Our Town Centres a programme of commercial property improvements
  • Greater Eston Health Village and Low Grange commercial developments
  • Southbank Ecovillage sustainable housing development
  • Major refits and rebuilding of our school buildings
  • Major programme of public realm improvements
  • Major broadband infrastructure improvements making progress with over £1m of improvements to be completed by Spring 2016.
  • Haven Travellers site upgrades completed.
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