Zetland FM Local News - 8th September 2023
A man whose driving caused serious injury to another motorist whilst driving under the influence of drugs has appeared in court to learn his fate;
Planning permission has been granted to confirm a former bank in our area into shops and flats;
...and the Saltburn Cliff Tramway has been honoured with a prestigious award.
A man whose driving caused serious injury to another motorist whilst driving under the influence of drugs has appeared in court to learn his fate.
Teesside Crown Court heard how Matthew Tait from Great Ayton, who was 19 at the time of the offence, caused ‘serious injury’ to a 28-year-old Mini driver after a crash on the A173 near to Pinchinthorpe Hall on August 5th last year.
Mr Tait, from Great Ayton, was subsequently charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drug driving.
On Wednesday, Mr Tait, who is now 20-years-old, was given a two year prison sentence suspended for two years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He must also complete 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days, 200 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for two years and six months. He must take an extended retest before he can get behind the wheel again.
For the charge of drug driving, Tait was handed an 18 week prison term suspended for two years which will run at the same time as his two year sentence. He must also pay £400 costs.
Planning permission has been granted to confirm a former bank in our area into shops and flats.
The three floor building on Redcar's West Dyke Road was once occupied by HSBC, but was closed by the company in 2016 after a fall in customer numbers.
The part retrospective plans envisage two retail units on the ground floor, three flats with two bedrooms each on the first floor and a further self-contained two bedroom flat on the second floor.
The three first floor flats when built will also have access to an individual private roof terrace. A similar application was submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Council two years ago, but has since been revised to reduce the number of proposed flats from five to four.
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway has been honoured with a prestigious award.
The iconic seaside attraction in our area that has been delighting visitors for generations, has received recognition as a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award winner.
This prestigious accolade places the Saltburn Cliff Tramway among the top 10% of listings on TripAdvisor, acknowledging the commitment to excellence in hospitality and visitor experience.
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway has been an iconic and much-loved fixture of the Redcar and Cleveland coastline, known for its breathtaking views and historic significance as one of the oldest water-balanced cliff lifts in the world.
The Tramway continues to transport passengers between the town of Saltburn and the magnificent seafront at Saltburn.