A decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for a free school to be built in Ingleby Berwick in Stockton is expected today.
The proposal for a new purpose built school and the development of some 350 new homes at Little Maltby Farm will be considered by the council's planning committee.
Applicants say that the details of more than 2,000 children have been registered with the Trust to apply for places in future, and say that this shows that parents want the school.
More top news
A boxing coach from Darlington describes using a rain jacket to stem the flow of blood while trying to resuscitate a police officer.
Northumbria Police says armed patrols will continue across the region following the terror attack at Westminster.
Heroin users in Stockton are being told to be "mindful" of harmful drugs being sold in the area after a sixth death linked to the drug.