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  • "so does this mean the 2 old school football pitches at the back of the former school and which is now part of Eastbourne sports complex is the land to be sold? if so then its another kick in the teeth for amateur football in the darlington they will not be replaced,"
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Land sale for housing will boost sports facilities

First published in News

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to sell land for housing and invest the money into sports facilities.

Darlington Council stands to make £1.6m from selling additional plots of land at the former Eastbourne School site, off Hundens Lane, which is already undergoing development.

The extra land would accommodate 85 new houses and the £1.6m raised from its sale will be put towards improving facilities at Eastbourne Sports Complex.

This includes replacing the synthetic turf and lighting at the five-a-side pitches and replacing the running track.

In winning approval for the scheme, Cllr Chris McEwan described it as a “win win” situation as it will help reduce the shortfall in affordable housing in Darlington whilst boosting the sports centre’s facilities.

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