The eventual aim of the council is to install lighting schemes across the borough but initial concentration is on Saltburn. A council spokesman said funding agencies wanted to see the benefit of lighting features being concentrated in one area and the focus was on Saltburn because of it's architecture. Other parts of Saltburn being looked at for inclusion in the scheme are the Zetland (former hotel and now apartments) and the Community Theatre.
The proposal for the foreshore building opposite the pier is to have white, green and blue lighting to represent waves. The lighting columns proposed for the Lower Promenade would be six metres high to provide a 'dramatic' effect with a minimum of lighting intensity rather than floodlighting. The Smuggler's Centre would feature a lit-up mermaid at the Ship Inn. At the Community Theatre, the effect would include a "gentle colour change". The Station portico scheme would offer an "attractive and safe environment for people entering the area" and there would be anti-pigeon spikes to avoid problems.
previous articles:- 'Illuminating' and 'Lighting our Culture -Phase 2'