Redcar leisure centre plans on public display

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Plans for a multi-million pound leisure scheme for Redcar have been put on public display.

The £36.9m project, which includes a leisure centre, swimming pool and multi-storey car park, was approved by Redcar and Cleveland Council.

There will also be a library and an arts and media centre for children.

The plans will be on display at Redcar Library until Friday. If planning permission is granted, work is scheduled to begin next spring.

'Help regenerate'

Council leader George Dunning said the local authority would now work to move the project forward "as quickly as possible".

Councillor Mark Hannon, cabinet member for economic development, added: "Redcar has been waiting a long time for these plans to become a reality and I really look forward to work starting next year.

"These developments along with the exciting plans for the seafront will help to regenerate the town and put it on the map for all the right reasons."

In March, campaigners won a six-year fight to overturn council plans for a £55m development on green space in Redcar.

The authority had wanted to build more than 300 houses, a sports centre and a swimming pool on the town's Coatham Common, but the UK Supreme Court ruled it should be registered as a village green.

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