Friday, 22 June 2007

Council counts cost of vandalised fencing

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has today revealed the cost of damages caused by vandalism to fencing at Coatham Enclosure and the nearby Boating Lake in Redcar.

During the last four weeks, the damage and associated work to make safe the damaged fencing have cost £5,686, costs which will now have to be met by Council resources.

The fencing has been erected as part of preliminary works by the Council to set out rights of way across the site and prepare the area for the recently approved £95million leisure and housing complex by Persimmon Plc.

The net cost of purchasing the fencing at the Boating Lake is £900; this is because Persimmon Plc will purchase the fencing from the Council once the handover of the site is complete.

The fencing around the Coatham Enclosure has cost £11,788.00, however most of these costs will also be met by Persimmon Plc when they purchase the fencing for use on the site when development commences.

The £95million leisure and housing development at Coatham Enclosure, Redcar was recently approved by members of the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Planning Committee and is now set to deliver a leisure centre with a 6-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a second exciting leisure pool with flume and water features, state-of-the-art gym with 75 'fitness stations', a children's gym, 5-a-side pitches, performance space for dance and music, new public rights of way, seafront apartments, alongside new mixed family and affordable housing and ongoing improvements to the boating lake and seafront promenade.

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