Tuesday, 7 March 2006
Start in sight for Coatham Links
THE multi-million pounds Coatham Links development in Redcar took a massive step forward when Redcar and Cleveland Council's Cabinet paved the way for work to start on site in six months.
The Cabinet agreed to a Heads of Terms and Side Agreement, with developers Persimmon. This will see planning permission being submitted in June. Work could start on site in October this year.
The scheme will be a massive boost to tourism. It will create 200 new jobs and bring much needed high quality housing as well as tens of millions of pounds worth of investment.
The majority of the scheme pays for itself through the land sale deal with Persimmon.
The Council is working with Enterprise West (Mungle Jungle) and they are very confident of delivering their extreme sports centre.
The Coatham Links scheme includes:
A leisure centre with a 25 metre, 6-lane swimming pool plus a separate leisure pool (completed in the first phase), floodlit 5-a-side pitches, 8-court badminton hall, fitness suite, gym and ten-pin bowling facilities.
A "Lifehouse" visitor and performance centre, for exhibitions, theatre, dance, cinema, and cafe.
An extreme sports village providing a skate park, BMX/Cycle area, Wind/Kite surfing, climbing wall and children's activities centre.
There will also be a public house, "mecca" style bingo hall, children's nursery and improved cycle and pedestrian links.