Zetland FM Local News - 8th February 2024
Police in Redcar have arrested a man following a report of a burglary at a local housing project for young people;
Redcar and Cleveland Council has cut just under 50 staff posts in a move that is expected to save about £1.25m;
...and fresh plans have been lodged for 17 new homes on the land of a former Middlesbrough church.
Police in Redcar have arrested a man following a report of a burglary at a local housing project for young people.
Redcar and Cleveland Community Crime Team charged a 55-year-old man with burglary following a report of a burglary at Coatham House Project on Redcar High Street in January.
The man appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday.
Redcar and Cleveland Council has cut just under 50 staff posts in a move that is expected to save about £1.25m.
The move has also seen political assistant roles which provide administrative support to political groups on the local authority being axed.
The council said there were potentially a “very small number” of compulsory redundancies, but most of the savings would come from leaving vacancies unfilled, while some voluntary redundancy applications had been received from employees.
The council says the cuts are from a range of service areas across the council, with any impact on the frontline being mitigated as far as possible.
Further management of overtime costs and agency spending in 2024/25 is expected to push the total saved up to around £2m.
Fresh plans have been lodged for 17 new homes on the land of a former Middlesbrough church.
St Thomas' Church, in Brambles Farm, was reduced to rubble back in 2007 after falling into a state of disrepair due to a lack of funding and vandalism. The land, off Pallister Avenue, has remained vacant ever since - despite a push to build homes back in 2019 that was approved but never came to fruition.
Now, a new planning application has been submitted to Middlesbrough Council in a bid to build 17 residential properties on the land, consisting of six semi-detached three-bedroom homes, 10 semi-detached two-bedroom homes, and one detached three-bedroom property. Each would have front lawns and "large rear gardens".
Planning documents state that each plot will provide a minimum parking space for two cars, with access for five homes being directly off Pallister Avenue, six off a new internal road and six from Cherwell Terrace.