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.

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Developer says housing scheme is "important for Durham"

Mark Dowdall from Banks Group has told a planning meeting his company's proposal for new homes in Durham will provide "outstanding and high quality" homes for families and students.

He said the development would drive economic growth in Durham and new 'executive' homes would attract high-achieving entrepreneurs.

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