Zetland FM Local News - 16th July 2018
The coastguard and lifeboats were called into action twice over the weekend;
A local MP says that hydrogen could be used to power the country, and she’s taken the campaign to Westminster;
...and a proposed rural housing development is going back before a committee after concerns were raised about flooding.
The coastguard and lifeboats were called into action twice over the weekend.
At around twenty five to six yesterday evening Redcar Coastguard responded after reports of 3 people on a blow up inflatable bed drifting approximately 150 yards offshore in the Coatham Bay area.
Once on scene at Majuba Car Park Redcar's RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat was called to check the location.
Once on the scene it became clear that two of the people had entered the water whilst paddling the inflatable back to the shore.
Shortly afterward the remaining person had also managed to get back to the shoreline.
Two of Redcar RNLI crewmember's were then put ashore to make sure those involved were ok, and fortunately all were safe and well.
Both lifeboats launched again yesterday evening to search for a missing person in the Saltburn area.
At around quarter to ten last night crews responded along with members of the UK Coastguard.
However nothing found after search by lifeboats and UK Coastguard teams and the lifeboats were stood down and returned to base.
A local MP says that hydrogen could be used to power the country, and she’s taken the campaign to Westminster.
Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley says that hydrogen, produced by industry in our area, could be used to heat thousands of homes and safeguard and create thousands of “high-quality” jobs.
The ‘clean’ fuel could also cut UK carbon emissions and “trigger innovations in other industries such as transport and electricity generation”, she says.
She has set up a new group called the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen to lobby in Westminster for hydrogen energy projects.
A proposed rural housing development is going back before a committee after concerns were raised about flooding.
Mark Barrett’s application for outline planning permission to build four detached houses on land west of Church Lane in Newton under Roseberry was deferred for a site visit in June.
Members of Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Regulatory Committee decided to await further information and visit the site after it emerged the site is in a flood zone and objections were raised by the Lead Local Flood Authority.
In November 2016, widespread flooding forced Newton under Roseberry residents to reach for the sandbags to keep the water at bay.
The regulatory committee will now reach a decision on Thursday July 19.