Councillors may not grant planning permission to a new free school and 350 new family homes in Ingleby Barwick. The school has the approval of the Department for Education and parents of 2,000 children have registered an interest.
However, the development may be rejected by Stockton Borough Council.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.