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Puzzled at Planning

by Owen Temple on 29 March, 2018

At a Planning Committee Meeting today I discovered that one government body had disposed of a piece of government property to another government body, for a value “not available” on the Land Registry website, with the simple intention of getting that land planning permission in order to sell or transfer it on to another developer. […]

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Councillors are to be asked to approve the use of the former magistrate’s court on Ashdale Road as a site for 20 new homes. According to the report to the Area Planning Committee (North) notification letters were sent out to 3 local homes in the vicinity and two commercial addresses – Consett Leisure Centre and […]

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Health Walks

by Owen Temple on 20 March, 2018

These fairly gentle volunteer-led walks are ideal for those who want some reasonably gentle exercise in the company of friendly local people who will make sure you or your loved ones don’t get lost! https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/walk-durham

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As one of just five schools in the North East listed for this prize, St Mary’s could be successful if they can just garner enough votes from the good people of Consett and its neighbourhoods. Just log on to http://ultimateschooltrip.jet2holidays.com/ and vote for St Mary’s, and then get all your friends, relatives, acquaintances, to do the […]

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Thank you

by Owen Temple on 1 March, 2018

From one of those who didn’t have to go to work today, “Thank you” to those who did and cheerfully kept the world moving.

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The following information has been supplied about County Durham collections on Tuesday Feb 27th: Poor weather conditions that have affected parts of the county refuse/recycling collections. Please see below area percentage of completed rounds. South- 70% completed East – 95% completed North-60% completed The council has mop up crews in place to start collecting missed […]

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CREATING CULTURE RESIDENTIAL YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM LITHUANIA AND THE UK Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th April 2018 Creating Culture is a one week residency in County Durham where young people from the UK and Lithuania will come together to meet, create networks, and develop their understanding of culture, human rights, and current […]

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New Bus Depot to be built in Consett

by Owen Temple on 11 December, 2017

An artist’s impression of the new Consett depot Go North East is relocating its Stanley depot after nearly 100 years in the town, to a new facility in Consett. The company has received planning approval from Durham County Council to build a new high-specification depot on Hownsgill Industrial Estate in Consett. The purpose-built 11,585sq/ft depot […]

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I will hold the council to account

by Owen Temple on 25 November, 2017

Last week’s Highway Committee decided that you will all be safer with the new speed limits I described in the last post. I attended the committee to express my concerns, and those of people who I had spoken to, but my arguments fell on deaf ears. Instead they preferred the arguments of council officers who […]

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Take a look at the two diagrams below where the key element is that the areas coloured green on the second plan represent the new proposals for areas which were formerly 30 mph areas but which will become 40 mph areas. Plan 1 Plan 2 The central reason for the plan is that people are driving at well […]

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