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Plot 6, Site Of Former Pelaw Grange Cottage North Road Chester-le-Street DH3 2AD. Erection of detached house. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/01976/RM: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Planning Application Concerns Blind Lane

by Craig Martin on 27 June, 2020

An application to renew planning permission to build a bungalow in the garden of 27 Blind Lane was received. A number of residents raised concerns resulting in myself referring this to a planning committee and speaking on it so that further scrutiny of it could take place. The concerns raised during the meeting were: Lack […]

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Extension Picktree Lodge

by Craig Martin on 25 June, 2020

Kitchen, dining, bedroom and en-suite extension to rear and alterations. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/01278/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Extension Pelaw Grange Court

by Craig Martin on 4 June, 2020

10 metre squared extension alongside the house where there is a path. Toinclude a utility/porch room. Full details of the application are contained in the following link:http://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/onlineapplications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QAIKRBGDHB400 Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Extension Appledore Gardens

by Craig Martin on 19 May, 2020

2 Storey extension to the side and rear of the property and an adjoiningsingle story extension to the rear. Removal of an internal load bearing wall to create an open plan Day Room / Kitchen to the rear of the property. Full details of the application is contained in the following link and searching using […]

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Unfair County Plan

by Craig Martin on 29 September, 2019

Infrastructure spending per person: North Durham £135 City of Durham £2,600 Cllr Craig Martin and the Lib Dem team cannot accept a plan that fails the needs of so many across County Durham Councillors got their first chance to vote on Durham County Council’s new planning policy. Cllr Craig Martin and the Lib Dems believe […]

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Empty homes council tax consultation launched

by Craig Martin on 10 August, 2019

Changes to council tax charges in County Durham are being considered as a way of helping to bring long-term empty homes back into use. Durham County Council is asking residents for their views on proposals to revise its policy on council tax charges for long-term empty properties, as part of its work to improve housing […]

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County Plan

by Craig Martin on 12 July, 2019

Durham County Council’s long-awaited second attempt of getting a planning policy faced its first electoral test in front of County Councillors. On 19th June a vote was held on whether the plan should be moved onto the next stage for independent review. This was approved with most opposition Councillors voting against it. I couldn’t support […]

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Durham History Centre consultation

by Craig Martin on 20 June, 2019

Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham. A six-week public consultation on plans for Durham History Centre, which will bring together archive, heritage and registration services for the county, will begin on Wednesday, 19 June. As well as having their say on how the […]

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Search for Town Centre Art Begins Amidst Concerns

by Craig Martin on 20 May, 2019

Chester-le-Street’s Area Action Partnership will begin the procurement process to select a significant piece of art for the town centre. Lib Dem Councillor Craig Martin has expressed serious concerns that public opinion does not support spending almost £50,000 on art. “This money could be spent on something that actually supports the growth of our town. […]

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