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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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We Deserve an Apology for Council’s Failure

by Craig Martin on 13 May, 2019

This £6 million project is to fix the £2 million Labour disaster of the Arch Cllr Craig Martin called for an apology during questions to the Council’s Labour Leader. No answer was given. Work has begun on the flood defence scheme in Chester-le-Street’s market. The £6 million project will also hopefully improve the local economy […]

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Co-Op Department Store to Become Flats

by Craig Martin on 5 March, 2019

● 14 new apartments to be created in town centre ● Cllr Craig Martin voted to support proposal that will improve the local economy Cllr Craig Martin believes that bringing more people into the town centre can only help Front Street “Having new homes in the heart of our town will encourage those residents to […]

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County Durham Plan consultation starts

by Craig Martin on 28 June, 2018

People are being asked to help shape the future of their county when the consultation on the next stage of the County Durham Plan starts this week. Beginning on Friday 22 June, the six-week consultation will seek people’s views on the ‘Preferred Option’ stage of the plan, which sets out potential development across the county […]

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Improvements for Vigo Lane Petition

by Craig Martin on 18 February, 2018

With development of the former chemical works, Cllr Craig Martin wants your support in fighting for road and safety improvements. Get in touch if you’d like sign his petition. We demand that developers are forced to improve the road by: funding a crossing so pedestrians can cross safely and improving the road infrastructure with the […]

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Planning Changes to Former BOC Site

by Craig Martin on 11 February, 2018

Alterations have been put forward to increase the number homes being built on the Former BOC site. To view the proposals and make comments, follow the link below: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P2OWXLGDJ9D00

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