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Homes plan for former fire station goes before councillors
5:47pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
PLANS to build houses on the site of a defunct fire station could be approved next week (Thursday, September 26).
Home Group Developments wants to build 18 affordable houses on the site of a former fire station between Woodstone Village and Bournmoor, near Chester-le-Street.
Planning officers have recommended the scheme be approved subject to certain conditions to address concerns raised by the Highways Agency, Northumbrian Water and local residents.
Durham County Council received three objections to the application from residents, who agree that the disused building should be demolished but wish to retain the site as a green buffer between the villages.
Residents also raised concerns about traffic, believing the planned use of the High Row one-way street to access the site may encourage people to break the law.
In the report, an objector says: “High Row has already seen a couple of near misses and minor crashes with vehicles travelling against the one-way system.”
Durham County Council’s planning committee meeting will take place at County Hall on Thursday, September 26, at 2pm.
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