Zetland FM Local News - 6th September 2022
Construction has begun on a new 100-space car park which will form part of a restoration project to bring a new lease of life to Redcar seafront;
Plans have been submitted to demolish a former cinema and build 20 new apartments on the site;
...and some of the biggest cycling superstars in the world will be racing through Redcar and Cleveland next week - and big crowds are expected.
Construction has begun on a new 100-space car park which will form part of a restoration project to bring a new lease of life to Redcar seafront.
The new car park will be built on the former Coatham Bowl site in Redcar.
It is part of a wider ambition to regenerate the seafront area with an 18-hole adventure golf course and a new hotel and play park.
Construction on the hotel is expected to take place towards the end of the year, meaning car parking spaces next to Tuned In! will be lost.
The new pay and display car park, with disabled parking and Electrical Vehicle charging points, is scheduled to be completed in early December.
Plans have been submitted to demolish a former cinema and build 20 new apartments on the site.
The Empire, on Deepdale Road in Loftus, dates back to 1911 when it first opened as a palace of varieties.
In its heyday it was one of two cinemas in the town and was a popular night out for many.
The building has stood empty for a number of years having closed in the 1980s and has fallen into a state of disrepair.
Plans submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Council have now revealed proposals to demolish the building, located near Loftus baths, and construct one and two bedroomed apartments plus a car park on the site.
Some of the biggest cycling superstars in the world will be racing through Redcar and Cleveland next week - and big crowds are expected.
Excitement is building as cyclists taking part in the Stage 4 of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain prepare to race through Redcar, Marske, Saltburn, Skelton, Brotton, Carlin How, Loftus and Easington on Wednesday.
The event attracts global cycling superstars including Tour de France winners, Olympic gold medallists and world champions, with each stage being shown across the world via live TV coverage and highlights on ITV4 and Eurosport bringing international attention to the borough.
And local heroes, the cycling Tanfield brothers of Great Ayton, are expected to win the support of the crowds on their home turf.
The race starts from Redcar's Esplanade at 11.30am and the cyclists will race on to Whitby.
You can find out more on the Tour of Britain website at tourofbritain.co.uk