Zetland FM Local News - 25th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 25th August 2016.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has been responding to the news that Redcar and Cleveland Council planners are set to recommend against a planning application to build 400 new homes by Flatts Lane Country Park at Normanby.
The planners report notes that development at the site isn't required to meet housing demand and that the longstanding boundary to development marked by the A174 would be breached, potentially encouraging further development down the hillside, adding that there are alternative sites, both within and outside development limits, which are in more sustainable and less environmentally-sensitive locations and are more strongly related to nearby residential areas. The report also warns of the detrimental impact on a vital green space and wildlife habitat.
Anna Turley campaigned hard to oppose the application, gathering a 2000 signature petition against the development and garnering support from Ward Councillors. She said she's pleased the council’s planning team listened to local concerns and have acted to conserve a vital green space and wildlife habitat.
The final decision will be made by the planning committee at a meeting on the 1st September at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.
PD Ports has christened the latest vessel in its fleet, High Tide Adventure, with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council leader, Sue Jeffrey, proud to take on the role of its ‘godmother’!
The Harbour Master launch was named after the High Tide Foundation, a charity co-founded by PD Ports to help raise the aspirations and awareness of job opportunities for young people on Teesside.
Based at Teesport, the boat will also provide river trips along the Tees to schoolchildren, politicians and businesses to see the multi-million pound investments made.
PD Ports’ CEO, David Robinson, who is also chairman of the High Tide Foundation this year, said: “This is an excellent craft for engaging stakeholders to promote the River Tees as a major hub of industry and a key driver of the economy. The Foundation has been providing a range of courses over the past four to five years, engaging around 4,000 young people and connecting them with companies across Teesside."
Previously used as a wind farm support vessel, the High Tide Adventure was gutted and remodelled by a team led by naval architect Andrew Ridley from PD Ports’ Conservancy department.
As the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year approaches, one place in East Cleveland will be sprinkling a little magic dust to enchant the children and the big kids among us!
Golden Hill Farm at Liverton is gearing up for the regions first Fairy festival at it's North Shire campsite devoted to make-believe and the enchanted world.
A packed programme of activities for the family during the Fairy and Lost Boy Festival are promised, with workshops devoted to making potions, wands, head dresses and outfits so that youngsters can learn what goes into being a well-trained fairy and sprite.
Local actors will be performing an hour-long pantomime called ‘The Mystery of the White Rabbit’ and there's a dedicated Pirate area to walk the plank or face the medieval wooden stocks.
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with a pyjama and glow stick party!
Further details at their Facebook page