Sunday 27 August 2006


Multi-million pound Teesside development passes unhindered

An application to block a multi-million pound development on Teesside has been rejected. Four local residents recently raised an application to block Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Coatham Links development, which includes over 300 houses, a leisure centre with a 25 metre swimming pool, a 'Lifehouse' visitor and performance centre and an extreme sports village.

The application aimed to have the site designated as a village green. However, this move was recently rejected by a 13-strong Village Greens committee which set out three legal reasons why the application should fail.

The Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Vera Moody, said: "This is fantastic news. We've always maintained that it wasn't a village green, and this decision removes one of the final obstacles that stands in the way of a development that will breathe new life into Redcar and the wider Borough. "The Coatham Links development will create 200 new jobs, bring tens of millions of pounds worth of investment, along with new sports and leisure facilities including swimming pools, a dance floor, a visitor and performance centre and much needed high quality, mixed housing."

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