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Call to members over housing plans


Party members are being asked to get involved in a raft of planning strategies in the county.

Durham County Council (DCC) is currently consulting on draft masterplans for Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Stanley, and the ‘3 Towns’ of Crook, Willington and Tow Law as part of its Towns and Villages programme.

Together with a new regeneration Framework for Durham City and an updated Chester-le-Street masterplan, the documents set out potential and current projects aimed at attracting investment/funding to boost the prosperity of each location.

Whilst there is scarce detail in some of the plans, the Party is encouraging members to get involved if there is a particular plan relating to their own area.

Our Green County Councillor Jonathan Elmer says: “It is vitally important that members living in areas subject to masterplans and planning applications engage with the consultations to ensure that environmental issues are brought to the fore and the outcomes are as green as they can be.

“I can assure people that all comments are taken into account.”

The public consultation on all the masterplans runs until 14 January 2022:

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