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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #101
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Bishop Auckland News,--
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Bishop Auckland cricket club unveils £75,000 refurbishment plan

PLANS for a £75,000 refurbishment of a popular cricket club have been revealed.

Bishop Auckland Cricket Club is working on a funding application to Sport England to transform the changing rooms and modernise the function room.

The committee is also hoping to attract more members and King James I Academy, in South Church Road, and St John’s School and Sixth Form College, in Woodhouse Lane, have been invited to use the facilities for sports lessons.

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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #102
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Shildon Heritage old Bridges News,--

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Rail heritage group seeks volunteers to help restore historic Shildon bridges



HERITAGE group is seeking volunteers to help restore two historic bridges dating from the early days of the railways.

Vandals stole stone from the Accommodation and Milk Road bridges at Brusselton, near Shildon, County Durham, last July.

They formed part of the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway and the Brusselton Incline Group was set up to help in their restoration.

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Old June 19th, 2014, 11:58 AM   #103
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News for,--Wolsingham and Spennymoor,--

Councillors back two school extension schemes

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to extend and improve two schools have been backed by councillors.

Durham County Council’s county planning committee gave the go-ahead for work to begin on Wolsingham School and Community College and The Meadows School, in Spennymoor.

Wolsingham school, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, is split between two sites - the former grammar school, built in 1911 and known as the lower school, and the larger upper school, which dates from the 1970s and includes classrooms, a leisure centre, a swimming pool, playing fields and a car and bus park.

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Old June 20th, 2014, 10:33 AM   #104
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News for Pittington,--

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Villagers celebrate victory after opencast mine plans quashed
VILLAGERS are celebrating victory in their fight to prevent a proposed opencast coal mine on countryside on the outskirts of Durham.

Members of Durham County Council’s planning committee today (Tuesday June 17) overturned the recommendation of the authority’s officers and rejected the proposed scheme by 12 votes to one.

Hargreaves Surface Mining applied to remove 514,000 tonnes of coal and 83,000 tonnes of fireclay from more than 60 acres of the 140-acre Field House site, on farmland near Pittington, to the east of Durham city, over a 26-month period.

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Old July 3rd, 2014, 11:15 AM   #105
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News for Chester-Le-Street,
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More flood protection work for Chester-Le-Street


THE latest phase of a flood protection scheme for 120 Chester-le-Street homes and businesses starts this month.

A £2.7m, year-long sewer network upgrade to reduce the risk to 22 properties in the town centre will begin on Monday, July 14.

Contractor Seymour Civil Engineering will install almost 1,200 metres of new pipes.

The work will include construction of an underground chamber in High Chare to install 203 metres of sewer between High Chare and Roman Avenue using trenchless technology.

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Old July 18th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #106
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I was in Consett yesterday on my way to Beamish and noticed the site of what was the steelworks is now a KFC and a Macdonalds and the town centre was dominated by huge supermarkets. I know there has been considerable growth in industries as diverse as crisps and caravan production, and unemployment is way down on the terrible figures in the early 80s, but the town still has 10,000 fewer people living there than in the seventies and had it not been attractive as a cheap place for housing for Newcastle commuters, then it would probably have died. However, it does seem the fate of places like Seaham, Consett and Shildon rests on the fact that their cheap housing has made them attractive to commuters rather than any massive investment in new jobs for the locals.
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I was in Consett yesterday on my way to Beamish and noticed the site of what was the steelworks is now a KFC and a Macdonalds and the town centre was dominated by huge supermarkets. I know there has been considerable growth in industries as diverse as crisps and caravan production, and unemployment is way down on the terrible figures in the early 80s, but the town still has 10,000 fewer people living there than in the seventies and had it not been attractive as a cheap place for housing for Newcastle commuters, then it would probably have died. However, it does seem the fate of places like Seaham, Consett and Shildon rests on the fact that their cheap housing has made them attractive to commuters rather than any massive investment in new jobs for the locals.

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Old September 1st, 2014, 01:56 PM   #108
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Looking at that youtube was a blast from the past for me,--brought back memories of when I was a young man in the 60s---and I was working for Tarmac,--and one of the Contracts was to resurface some of the Roads in the Iron Works, --it was a huge place,---and most things were covered in red dust,--in fact Consett was nick named the red Town, ---but it was a great time for me, ----happy days, --cheers.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:46 AM   #109
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News for Lanchester,---this from the Northern Echo,---

Major opposition to Lanchester housing plan

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a housing estate on the outskirts of a picturesque village are being revised following a surge of public opposition.

Durham County Council said it has had more than1,000 responses to Story Homes’ bid to build 150 new houses on the edge of Lanchester.

The authority is unable to say exactly how many objections have been received, but North-West Durham MP Pat Glass, who lives in the village and is formally opposed to the plan, said she had been contacted by an ‘inordinately large number of worried constituents.’




She said her concerns for development on land close to Newbiggen Lane in the village included fears over flooding as well as the adverse impact on traffic, utilities and school places.

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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #110
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Darlington News,---
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Detailed plans submitted for £1million hospice extension


PROGRESS is being made on a multi-million pound in-patient unit at St Teresa’s Hospice, with detailed drawings been submitted by architects.

Planning permission for the ten-bed extension was granted by Darlington Borough Council in the summer and fundraising is now moving up a gear to ensure that building work gets underway.

Detailed plans have been submitted by Darlington-based Niven Architects and tenders will go out shortly on the building project, which is expected to take ten months.




The single storey building will be attached to the new Woodland Annexe forming a courtyard effect next to the main grade II-listed building in Woodland Road, Darlington.

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Darlington News,---
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Detailed plans submitted for £1million hospice extension

PROGRESS is being made on a multi-million pound in-patient unit at St Teresa’s Hospice, with detailed drawings been submitted by architects. Planning permission for the ten-bed extension was granted by Darlington Borough Council in the summer and fundraising is now moving up a gear to ensure that building work gets underway.

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Thanks for this information denm.

I have also placed a copy of your post onto the Darlington Area - Developments thread, on the Teesside forum . . .

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1485193

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Old October 8th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #112
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News for Sedgefield,------I also posted on the Jobs Business economic thread on main forum,--

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Jobs hope in £13m park extension plans


HUNDREDS of North-East jobs could be created in a £13m innovation centre expansion.

Plans have been unveiled to extend North East Technology Park (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham, which could deliver 800 posts.

The site is already home to a number of innovative firms, including AIM-listed scanner maker Kromek, broadband technology company Filtronic, and the Centre for Process Innovation.

Growing mask manufacturer Polyphotonix is also planning to open a purpose-built base at NETPark in early 2016, which bosses say will allow it to build on sleep masks that could transform treatment of eye disease in diabetes sufferers.

Durham County Council’s cabinet has been urged to approve £12.9m funding for the expansion, with a decision expected later this month.

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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:56 AM   #113
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More news for Sedgefield Park,--

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Decision due on park expansion


A DECISION is expected today (Wednesday, October 15) on plans to extend a business hub, which could deliver hundreds of jobs.

Durham County Council’s cabinet will meet to discuss proposals on expanding North East Technology Park (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham.

Councillors have been urged to approve £12.9m funding for the work.

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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #114
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News for Easington Colliery.--


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Tourism boost expected as former colliery becomes nature reserve


PLANS to turn a former colliery site into a nature reserve should boost tourism for the area.


Dr David Boyes, Durham County councillor for Easington, has welcomed news that the 27 hectares of the former pit area in Easington has been declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

He said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to maximise on what we had before the pit, it’s come full circle – now we are going back to nature.

“Hopefully we will get more tourists in.”

“We are really excited about it.

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News for Sedgefield area,--this from the Northern Echo,---

Pioneering eye mask firm's expansion plans


A REVOLUTIONARY firm behind blindness prevention treatment aims to treble its workforce in a new factory, The Northern Echo can reveal.

PolyPhotonix has confirmed it wants to builds a purpose-built base at NETPark, in Sedgefield, County Durham.

It is hoped the site will open in early 2016.

The company, which employs about 20 staff, is behind a pioneering sleep mask capable of transforming treatment of eye disease in diabetes sufferers.

Bosses estimate the masks, developed thanks to £14m of taxpayers’ funding, could save the NHS £1bn every year.

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News for Sedgefield,--
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Mixed reactions for Sedgefield 450-home plan

PLANS to create 450 new homes have divided a community, with some residents welcoming the extra housing and others expressing fears over its impact on the town’s rural character.

UK investment business the ESRG group has submitted outline planning permission for 243 homes, a 50-bed retirement complex, a business hub, a community youth facility and a storage area near Salters Lane in Sedgefield.

The company is also seeking permission to create a 53-bed retirement complex and 218 homes, including 13 self-build plots on land near Beacon Lane in the town.

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News for Bishop Auckland,--

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£100m historic leisure plans to go on display


A PUBLIC consultation will be held next week to showcase plans for a £100m historical leisure park in Bishop Auckland.

The park, which will be set in the shadow of Auckland Castle, in Bishop Auckland, hopes to attract up to 800,000 visitors a year and provide a major boost for the local economy.


Multi-millionaire City financier Jonathan Ruffer, who is behind the plan, said community volunteers will play a major role to help to get it off the ground.

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News for Howden,----
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Major homes plan for Howden shelved


CONTROVERSIAL plans to build nearly 150 houses in a small village have been withdrawn.

Apex Architectural Planning had sought outline planning permission for up to 150 homes with between two and five bedrooms on land off Vicarage Close, Howden-le-Wear, near Crook.




Durham County Council’s county planning committee was due to discuss the scheme today (Tuesday, November 5), with planning officers recommending it be thrown out.

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News for Newton Aycliffe,--

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Mixed reactions to housing plans for the outskirts of Newton Ayciffe


A DEVELOPER is seeking permission to create up to 241 homes, woodland, landscaping and public open space on the outskirts of Newton Aycliffe.

Persimmon Homes has submitted detailed plans for 84 homes at Eldon Whins to the north of Middridge Road, 0.5km to the east of Middridge Village and 1.5km north-west of Newton Aycliffe.




Outline plans have also been put forward for a further 157 two, three and four-bedroom homes of which ten per cent will be affordable properties.

The development would also incorporate community woodland, landscaping, drainage facilities and public open space.

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News for Stanley,
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Plans to turn Stanley Board School into flats


A PROPERTY developer who has bought a former Victorian school is planning to convert the three buildings into apartments.

Businessman John Lamb, who bought Stanley Board School for £150,000 at auction, visited the property with an architect and builders this week.

He hopes the development on the fire-hit Front Street of the former mining town of Stanley will form part of the area’s regeneration.

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