Eston Park Academy Consultation
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will commence a 6 week public consultation exercise on 25 June 2018 in relation to land at the site of the former Eston Park Academy.
The Council propose to lift the restrictive covenants for educational use with a view to dispose of and redevelop the former school land and associated playing fields. The Council has to apply to the Department for Education for consent to do this under Section 77 of the School Standards and Frameworks Act 1998 and Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010.
The application site consists of 41,862m2 of land defined as Playing Field land under Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. The Academy sponsor, the Academies Enterprise Trust, has Secretary of State approval to surrender to the Council part of its lease consisting this application area.
The consultation will last for 6 weeks and anyone who wishes to make comments regarding this proposal should do so via SchoolsConsultation@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
or in writing to the Council within six weeks of the date of the commencement of the consultation, being 25 June 2018. It is important to remember the consultation is in relation to the proposal above, rather than any subsequent use, which would be dealt with through the planning process.
A plan of the area under consultation for disposal, some frequently asked questions and a copy of the relevant planning documents can be viewed at Inspire to Learn, South Bank, Normanby Rd, Middlesbrough TS6 9AE.
Please note that under Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, your written comments will constitute a document which is available for any member of the public to see on demand. An analysis of the comments received will be forwarded to Secretary of State as part of the Councils application to consent for the disposal.
Eston Park Site Notice.pdf
Land Disposal FAQ.pdf
Housing Strategy 2018-2023
The Council is consulting on its draft housing strategy to obtain the views of residents, voluntary and community groups, developers, housing associations, landlords and agents on the Council’s strategic approach to housing over the next five years.
The Redcar and Cleveland Housing Strategy 2018 – 2023 Consultation Draft sets out a clear vision, key objectives, priorities and associated actions, in order to improve the quality of housing and neighbourhoods in the borough, as well as ensuring that our most vulnerable residents receive the support they need to live independently.
Together we and our key partners, the Council has identified three key objectives for housing in the borough, namely:
- Building homes to meet the needs of our population
- Improving the standards of existing housing and revitalising deprived neighbourhoods
- Meeting the needs of our ageing population and supporting people to live independently
The strategy also sets priorities for each of the key objectives and a range of actions designed to meet them.
Whilst the Council will lead on many of these actions, it is clear that they cannot be undertaken by any one organisation in isolation. We, therefore, welcome comments from residents, stakeholders and partners.
The purpose of the public consultation is to ensure that people and organisations have an opportunity to influence the final strategy. The Redcar and Cleveland Housing Strategy 2018 – 2023 Consultation Draft is available to view below .
We have also developed a questionnaire designed to simplify the process of responding to the draft strategy, which we would encourage people to complete.
Alternatively, please download the form below and return to:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Directorate of Economic Growth
Housing Strategy Team
Redcar and Cleveland House
The consultation begins on Monday 30 July 2018 and will run until 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018.