We want to hear from you about what we are doing in Redcar and Cleveland. Information about the consultations currently taking place is available below.
Saltburn Valleys CIO
The three Saltburn valleys, Hazel Grove, the Skelton Beck valley (including Rifts Wood and the Valley Gardens) and Saltburn Gill are important green space close to the town. The Saltburn Valleys CIO is hoping to make a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and enhance the heritage and environment of the valleys. We want to involve as many people as possible in preparing a plan that ensures the improvement and preservation of the valleys for future generations.
We would like your opinions about how we achieve these much-needed improvements. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/saltburn-valley-gardens to complete the survey.
Broadband coverage – Public Review
The Government wants to have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. While great progress is being made, the Government is aware it needs to help in the parts of the country that are not commercially viable.
£5bn was committed in the 2020 budget to ensure that all areas of the UK can benefit equally. The funding will be spent through a range of projects known as Project Gigabit. As part of this, Building Digital UK (BDUK) will fund contracts for suppliers to deliver gigabit-capable wholesale infrastructure to the hardest to reach areas.
Public Review stage
An Open Market Review (OMR) took place in April 2021. This OMR requested information from suppliers on their existing and planned broadband coverage over the next three years.
Durham County Council and BDUK now want to validate the information gathered through a Public Review process.
Stakeholders including the public, businesses, internet service providers and broadband infrastructure operators, are invited to provide feedback about the proposed eligible areas for government investment (intervention).
Suppliers who missed contributing to the preceding OMR, or had no definitive plans and/or evidence base on which to substantiate claims at that earlier stage, now have a final opportunity to notify Durham County Council and BDUK before the procurement stage.
Further information is available on the Durham County Council website at: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/25622
Tees Valley Strategic Transport Plan
The Tees Valley Combined Authority is currently developing a Strategic Transport Plan due for publication in draft form during Autumn 2018.
This plan will set out how transport in the Tees Valley can sustainably support 25,000 new jobs by 2026 along with 22,000 new homes. The aim is 'to provide a high quality, quick, affordable, reliable and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from the Tees Valley'.
To do this we need to:
- Improve our local railways by having more, faster and better trains and stations, so that journeys by rail are quicker and more comfortable.
- Maintain and improve our roads so that they are safe and less congested.
- Provide better bus services that are punctual and reliable, with improved passenger information and facilities, which provide access to where people want to go, when they want to go.
- Provide safe walking and cycling routes to make it easier to travel on foot and by bike.
- Make it easier and safer to transport freight by road, rail, sea and air.