A golf course in County Durham could soon become a two hundred million pound housing development.
Designs for the transformation of Mount Oswald Manor have been submitted to planners at Durham County Council, but the city's MP, local people and environmentalists are opposing the plans.
However, Banks - the company behind the bid - say that the project will create jobs and boost the local economy.
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Middlesbrough's survival hopes were seriously dented after slipping to a 1 nil defeat at the hands of relegation rivals Crystal Palace.
The 2-0 defeat - their sixth in 11 league matches - for bottom side Sunderland saw them slip four points from safety .
Ciaran Clark's 82nd-minute header earned a huge point in the race for promotion after the Robins had gone in at half-time with a shock lead