Zetland FM Local News - 21st August 2020
Firefighters have been called out to tackle a blaze which broke out in a barn at Guisborough;
Developers have lodged their plans for a controversial housing scheme at the old Saltburn Riding School site;
...and almost 700 extra places are being made available for bus tours of the Teesworks site, which covers the former Redcar steelworks, following unprecedented demand.
Firefighters have been called out to tackle a blaze which broke out in a barn at Guisborough.
Four crews from Coulby Newham, Grangetown, Guisborough and Skelton rushed to the scene at Newstead Farm on Wednesday night.
Emergency services were called to reports of the fire at 7.50pm and spent more than three hours battling it.
Two breathing apparatus and one ground monitor was used to help tackle the fire which caused 50% fire damage and 50% water damage.
The barn involved was empty at the time and no injuries were reported.
An investigation how the blaze started is now being carried out.
Developers have lodged their plans for a controversial housing scheme at the old Saltburn Riding School site.
Downsized plans to redevelop the former school and livery yard school at Marske Road were approved last summer, despite a previous application being dismissed on appeal.
Now developer Geffen has submitted its designs for 28 homes and vehicular access, with plans to demolish the existing buildings.
Geffen has included a new footway in its plan along the southern side of Marske Road to "provide continuous pedestrian connection" between the site, Taylor Wimpey's development next-door and the town centre.
Residents have until September 19 to comment on the scheme.
Almost 700 extra places are being made available for bus tours of the Teesworks site, which covers the former Redcar steelworks, following unprecedented demand.
The initial 250 tickets sold out within a matter of hours. Following the surge in demand a further 750 places were added, but these too were quickly snapped up.
The additional places will ensure as many local people as possible, including former steelworkers and their families, have a chance to explore the historic site before major regeneration work begins later this year.
The additional places will be available to book from 12:00pm on Monday 24th August.
The guided bus tours will allow people to see the iconic structures such as the Blast Furnace and Coke Ovens, which have been part of the our local landscape for generations, up close safely and in line with current social distancing regulations.