Zetland FM Local News - 12th March 2018
A busy main road in our area is out of action this morning after a level crossing in Redcar developed a fault at the weekend;
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in Middlesbrough at the weekend;
...and councillors have given the green light to a housing developer to build 47 homes instead of shops at a development in Guisborough.
A busy main road in our area is out of action this morning after a level crossing in Redcar developed a fault at the weekend.
The level crossing gates at West Dyke Road in Redcar developed a fault yesterday and the road had to be closed with diversions put in place.
Two years ago the gates at the crossing were replaced with a set of cantilevered telescopic level crossing gates following regular problems with the crossing during high winds.
Network Rail posted an update on Twitter yesterday evening saying that they expected a resolution to the fault later today.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in Middlesbrough at the weekend.
The incident is believed to have occurred around the Faraday Street area of the town during the early hours of Sunday morning.
The victim, a 44 year old man, is currently at James Cook University Hospital receiving treatment for suspected stab wounds.
Five men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident and they all currently remain in custody.
Anybody who may have witnessed the incident or have information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Matthew Waterfield from the Cleveland Police Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Councillors have given the green light to a housing developer to build 47 homes instead of shops at a development in Guisborough.
The Cleveland Gate Retail Park, which is on the site of the old Esco Foundry in Guisborough, already has an number of retailers on it, including Aldi and Marks & Spencer.
However Avant Homes recently submitted an application to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to erect a mix of 47 two, three and four bed properties on land at the end of Spring Wood Road, which was previously earmarked for business park use.
On Thursday last week, the council’s regulatory committee approved the plans despite concerns raised by councillors about the impact on Guisborough and the added traffic congestion on nearby Rectory Lane.
The committee voted to approve the development with seven in favour and four against.