Thumbs up for Redcar's £31m revamp plan
The proposed multi-million pound redevelopment of a Teesside town has been given the thumbs up by residents and traders.
Redcar and Cleveland Council has been holding a public consultation over plans to create new leisure, business support and community facilities.
The £31m scheme would create or safeguard 260 jobs.
Following what it described as positive feedback, the council has now submitted an outline planning application.
A decision is expected in May, and it is hoped work could then start later in 2011.
The council said the consultation showed strong support for a pool, gym, indoor sports and a café.
There was also "valuable feedback" on the provision of car parking in the area and the impact on traffic.
Councillor Sheelagh Clarke, cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: "The level of interest in the scheme so far has been really encouraging and it will be great to watch the scheme as it develops into a really exciting facility for Redcar."