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County Durham Plan Consultation

The County Durham Plan has reached the Preferred Option consultation stage. The County Durham Plan will guide development and change in County Durham over the next 15 to 20 years. The Council see this as an “ambitious Plan that focuses on driving economic growth and therefore makes important, and sometimes difficult, decisions and choices about how and where new development should be located”. The Preferred Options of the Plan includes new strategic policies and proposes specific allocations for new housing, jobs, shops and infrastructure across the County. The Plan aims to: Create 30,000 jobs and increase the proportion of our workforce in work to 73% (from the current rate of 67%); Focus development on the twelve main towns and improve the sustainability of all settlements; … Continue reading

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