Plan to turn site of 'noisy' Boosbeck abattoir into homes
The site of an abattoir at the centre of complaints about noise, smell and traffic disruption could be redeveloped as housing.
Banaras Halal Meat at Boosbeck, Teesside has been monitored by Redcar and Cleveland Council after complaints from nearby residents.
Now a developer has offered to buy the site, with the council also offering adjacent land to enhance the project.
The council said the plan would offer a 'long-term solution' for residents.
'Distress to residents'
A spokesman for Harrogate-based developer Hesland Green, said: "Working closely with the council we are committed to the removal of the abattoir alongside a proposal to build new homes in Boosbeck.
"Our next step is to engage with local people to see how the plans can help transform the village through a housing scheme whilst retaining existing amenities."
A council spokeswoman added: "We know that the operation of the abattoir has caused a lot of distress to residents and we have monitored the position and taken action where possible.
"The ongoing presence of the business in the village will clearly remain a concern for residents and we believe we now have an opportunity to remove the abattoir permanently.
"This is the early stages of the process, but we are hopeful that a long-term solution is in sight."
Banaras Halal Meat is yet to comment on the plan.