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The leader of Darlington Borough Council has responded to the decision by the Department for Education to close the Mowden Hall site in the town.
Darlington MP, Jenny Chapman has responded to the decision to close the Department for Education site at Mowden Hall in Darlington. In a statement released today, the Labour MP said:
I am very disappointed by the Department of Education’s announcement today. Their statement is sorely lacking a commitment to keep these important jobs in Darlington.
This is despite work local businesses have already done to showcase excellent potential sites in the town - a process that the Department disappointingly drew away from.
The Department for Education has confirmed in a letter to Darlington MP Jenny Chapman that the Mowden Hall site in the town will close.
The decision is part of a review of buildings used by the department. It is expected that staff will be relocated to new site in Darlington or Newcastle.