Zetland FM Local News - 4th Jan 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 4th January 2016
Plans for up to 130 homes between Marske and Saltburn have been given the green light following an appeal by the developers.
A planning inquiry was held in October into the Taylor Wimpey scheme, which proposes a mix of semi-detached, detached and terraced houses on land to the south of Marske Road.
The scheme was met with widespread local opposition, and was originally turned down for outline planning permission by Redcar and Cleveland Council last January. Many local residents turned up at the inquiry in October to voice their objections at the loss of countryside between the two towns.
Amongst those also objecting to the scheme was Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop.
However in what will be considered a blow to the protesters, Taylor Wimpey’s outline planning permission has now been granted and their appeal has been allowed. Planning inspector Peter Rose said that he had found that the adverse impacts of the scheme would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits. He said that although the scheme would inevitably reduce the extent of land within the gap between Marske and Saltburn, a broad area of countryside would remain and would be enhanced, and the existing sense of separation would not be significantly compromised.”
Suspected drugs worth over £3,000 were recovered when officers from the Community Drugs Enforcement Team carried out a warrant at an address on Clarendon Street in Redcar last week.
Drugs believed to be amphetamine worth around £2,500 and suspected heroin worth around £700 were seized in the raid.
A 55-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were both arrested in connection with the incident last Wednesday and bailed pending further enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Jim Devine said that the enforcement activity was carried out as a result of the community coming forward with information. He thanked those people have contacted police in 2015 to provide information regarding drugs activity and appealed for people to continue to do so in the new year. He said that officers will be continuing to target those people suspected of being involved in the local drugs network during 2016.
Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local area can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or call the confidential drugs hotline on 0800 929 702.
Fundraisers have braved freezing temperatures over the holiday period, and taken the plunge at Redcar and Saltburn for an icy dip in the North sea.
Numerous charities have benefitted from the fundraising activity, including Saltburn Animal Rescue Association, James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, Zoes Place Baby Hospice, Cancer Research and many more.
Zetland FM spoke to a number of the people who participated in the events in our area, many of whom were taking part for the first time. They told us that despite the freezing conditions they had enjoyed taking part in the events, and would be back to do it again next year.