LOFTUS HIGH STREET

£8.8 million of funding to help implement ambitious plans to transform Loftus High Street has been secured.

As a council, we have developed a series of exciting proposals to regenerate and improve your high street. Our vision is to transform Loftus into a modern market town with facilities and attractions for residents and a memorable destination for visitors. We want to celebrate the town’s unique heritage and landscape and bring a year-round programme of events to the area. Under our proposals, the town could become a vibrant hub for independent retail and entertainment for people of all ages.

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Zetland/West Road Improvements

  • Objective Connect Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022

Removal of overhead cables (Zetland Road) with a below ground solution will enable major highway improvements to West Road Junction.

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Handale Car Park

  • Objective Connect Loftus
  • Status Past
  • Completion Complete

New car park to be created next to Handale school to provide much needed car parking spaces.

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Temperance Square

  • Objective Work Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022 – 2023

The new contemporary square with a new Skills and Training Hub facility is part of a range of improvements to the busy junction and footpaths, to open up the area and provide some space

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United Reformed Church

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Present
  • Completion 2022

To be restored into a new business and cultural hub, including a theatre/ exhibition space and some rentable workspace

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Zetland Road Townscape

  • Objective Work Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022 – 2023

To preserve and enhance the historic fabric of the buildings on Zetland Road and the High Street. This will make Loftus a more attractive place for residents, businesses and visitors.

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Duncan Place & Coronation Park

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022 – 2023

To create a new library and community hub and to open up the building to the park and high street. The new extension on the existing building will enables the library to integrate more into a wide variety of existing community groups.

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Existing Library Site

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2023 – 2024

Existing library building demolished and re-provided at Duncan Place. New visitor car park for the town

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Lighting up Loftus Town Hall

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022

Phase 1 to light up Loftus as a precurser to lighting up other areas of East Cleveland, as funds permit.

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Market Place

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022

Proposals include making the marketplace more flexible for events by removing and relocating some of the street furniture and signage.

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Barclays Bank

  • Objective Visit Loftus
  • Status Present
  • Completion 2021

To be restored and converted into a commercial hub with some retail opportunities and visitor accommodation above.

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Arlington Chapel

  • Objective Live Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022

Acquisition and demolition of existing Arlington Chapel to create a possible exemplar sustainable housing development funded by others.

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Arlington Highway Improvements

  • Objective Connect Loftus
  • Status Future
  • Completion 2022

Following observations about the speed of passing traffic at this location, new speed control measures at this important place on the High Street to allow visitors to easily access Loftus High Street.

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Zetland/West Road Improvements


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UPDATES





  • Community consultation including drop in event with Northern Powergrid being arranged
  • Engineering consultants appointed
  • Designs are now in development
  • Northern PowerGrid have completed Stage 1 and 2 of their works to Westfield Terrace and Liverton Road, but are behind schedule to Stage 3 due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • They are returning to continue works to Station Road Friday 20th May.
  • These works will require temporary 4-way lights being placed to the existing crossroads around Thursday 26th May, depending on progress.
  • A174 West Road (stage 5) will be starting once Station Road is complete early June. They will start around West Park Avenue junction initially working with barriers and 2-way traffic management.
  • We do not anticipate any diversions through these stages but would ask that you allow for some additional time to your journey if using these routes.
  • Future stages will concentrate on Zetland Road as we move toward the summer of 2022, which will involve more comprehensive traffic management. We will share updates regularly before each phase.
  • Local residents and businesses affect will be contacted directly by NPG.
  • If you have any concerns, please contact NPG’s 24/7 General Enquiries team on 0800 587 8865.














What will it deliver?





  • 3000m2 Highway improvements
  • 6 businesses assisted
  • 6 car parking spaces
  • Northern Grid overhead electricity cables

Handale Car Park


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UPDATES





  • Car Park now open, please use it
  • New trees and hedges to be planted February/March 2022




What will it deliver?





  • 30 car parking spaces
  • 2 disabled spaces
  • 2 E-charge points





Temperance Square


Themes


















UPDATES





  • Design team appointment progressing
  • Public consultation to be held Summer 2022




What will it deliver?





  • Creation of a Education centre
  • 7 parking spaces

United Reformed Church


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UPDATES





  • Urgent repair works ongoing to preserve the historic building
  • Design team commissioned
  • Marketing of the building now live*




*For more information visit: www.thomas-stevenson.co.uk/properties/former-united-reform-church-loftus-ts13-4rg/





To express an interest in running the building for community interest use or for further information please contact us.





What will it deliver?





  • 16 new bed spaces
  • 2 businesses created
  • 74m2 retail space created

Zetland Road Townscape


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UPDATES





  • Workshops being arranged with the business community shortly.








What will it deliver?





  • 7 business assisted

Duncan Place & Coronation Park


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UPDATES





  • Public consultation undertaken January 2022 for Duncan Place Community Hub
  • Coronation Park consultation event to be held Spring 2022




What will it deliver?





  • New cultural and library space Improved public Park.
  • New car parking





Existing Library Site


Themes














UPDATES





  • Development of concept designs ongoing




What will it deliver?





  • 30 new parking spaces

Lighting up Loftus Town Hall


Themes














UPDATES





  • Concept lighting designs being developed
  • Lighting testing event took place February 2022
  • Lighting to be installed Christmas 2022




What will it deliver?





  • 3 Heritage buildings lit





Market Place


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UPDATES





  • Business consultation event undertaken December 2021
  • Work programmed to start Spring 2022




What will it deliver?





  • 18 new parking spaces created
  • Streetscape improvements
  • Public Realm improvements
  • Event Infrastructure

Barclays Bank


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UPDATES




  • Works due to be completed Spring 2022 ready to welcome new overnight visitors




What will it deliver?





  • 16 new bed spaces
  • 2 businesses created
  • 74m2 retail space created

Arlington Chapel


Themes


















UPDATES





  • Now in ownership of RCBC
  • Further public consultation will be undertaken Spring 2022




What will it deliver?





  • Future development site

Arlington Highway Improvements


Themes









UPDATES





  • Engineering consultants appointed
  • Following feedback, alternative proposals of 20mph speed control at this location along the A174 High Street are under review








What will it deliver?





  • New highway infrastructure





THE LOFTUS FLYTHROUGH

The vision for the next 5-10 years is to transform Loftus into a sustainable, contemporary market town. One that provides amenities, attractions and a focus for its passionate community and a well-connected base for visitors. A broadened accommodation offer will provide an aspirational place to make a home, a memorable destination for visitors and a sustainable location for businesses.

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    Starting Works March 2023! Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have developed a series of exciting new proposals to regenerate and improve Loftus. Our vision is to transform Loftus into a modern market town with facilities and attractions for residents and a memorable destination for visitors. We want to celebrate the town’s unique heritage and landscape […]

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HISTORY OF LOFTUS

Once at the heart of the North-East’s ironstone mining industry, Loftus is on the A174 Whitby-Saltburn road, with over 5,000 vehicles passing through daily. 

THE MASTERPLAN

With the community, we have developed an ambitious but deliverable high street masterplan that will improve experience, drive green economic growth and ensure future sustainability. 

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