Persimmon Homes has received planning permission for its 35 acre coastal Coatham Links development near Redcar town centre in Cleveland after five years in the planning system.

The housebuilder plans an £89m leisure and linked housing redevelopment that also incorporates new highways and infrastructure works. It will comprise 200 sea front apartments, 140 family homes, a leisure complex including a swimming pool, bowling alley, a cinema, and exhibition space. The scheme will take five years to complete with the leisure complex and first residential phase starting on site in early 2008.

Peter Jordan, regional projects director at Persimmon Homes: ‘The seafront site offers huge potential for tourist and leisure trade that is currently under utilised and will create a sustainable environment and act as a major catalyst for urban regeneration in and around the Redcar region.’

Coatham Links is part of the development brief drawn up by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. The decision follows public consultations that have taken place in 2003 and 2005.

P&HS Architects designed the masterplan.