A council is planning to carry out improvement works on a North Yorkshire seaside town to boost growth in the borough.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s (RCBC) scheme to improve Saltburn outlines plans to refurbish the upper promenade on Marine Parade, and replace the lower promenade railings along the edge of the beach.

It would also see improvements made to Hazel Grove – including a new gateway to Marine Parade, as well as new seats and benches.

Improvements are also planned for the bus stop and pedestrian crossing at the seafront, near Cat Nab Car Park.

Councillor Carl Quartermain said: “I’m pleased residents will start to see some progress with these proposals. As a Council, we are doing our best to strike a balance between meeting the needs of residents, businesses and tourists.

“We will continue working with the public as plans proceed. I want to recognise the efforts of the local ward councillors who brought a motion forward a couple of years ago to try and improve the parking offer on Marine Parade and I’m sure they will be pleased to see some progress.”

The improvements will also see changes to signage around the foreshore and further upgrades to footpaths in the Valley Gardens.

Other changes the council are looking to implement include a 20mph speed limit on Marine Parade and adjoining streets, as well as the prohibition of motorhomes on Marine Parade and Glenside between 8pm and 8am.

The costs of the improvements are being administered via Tees Valley Combined Authority. 

Cllr Lynn Pallister said: “Saltburn is one of our most popular and much-loved beauty spots and visitor numbers continue to grow year on year. 

“Such popularity has created an increased demand for visitor infrastructure, particularly during the peak tourist season, and we want to enhance the visitor experience.

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“By carrying out these much-needed improvements, it is our ambition that the area will become even more popular and moving forward, these investments may then have the potential to open up further opportunities for additional hospitality and leisure businesses.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “While we’re helping to bring huge, transformational projects to Redcar to give people the high-quality, well-paid jobs of tomorrow, we can’t lose sight of smaller interventions.

“Here, our funding is being used not just to improve the area for local people, but make it easier and more attractive to get visitors out and about and spending in our brilliant local businesses.”