Controversial housing plan meeting begun

Councillors are being asked to approve a controversial development of 300 new homes and student accommodation on a golf course south of Durham.

More than 2000 residents signed a petition opposing the plans, which is backed by the Durham MP, Roberta Blackman-Woods. The meeting has begun and is full.

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Approval for 300 new homes

Councillors have approved a plan to build 300 new homes and student accommodation on a golf course south of Durham.