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LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement in response to the Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
North East councils seek an assurance of fair and sustainable Government funding package
Published October 16, 2020 4.37pm
North East councils are calling on the Government for a financial settlement that allows them to continue responding to the coronavirus pandemic while providing the services people rely upon.
Coastal community hub and café to be built at beauty spot
Published October 14, 2020 11.59am
A new coastal community hub is set to be built at a County Durham tourist spot for residents and visitors to enjoy when taking a trip to the seaside.
More than £100 million paid to County Durham businesses
Published October 13, 2020 1.37pm
More than £104 million has been paid to more than 9,500 businesses across County Durham to help them deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Online meetings offer opportunity to influence council's work
Published October 12, 2020 1.22pm
People across County Durham are being invited to have their say on the future of the area at a series of virtual events where residents will also be thanked for their good work during the pandemic.
Construction gets under way at £140m business park
Published October 08, 2020 10.16am
A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land.
Helping to strengthen Bishop Auckland's economy
Published September 29, 2020 11.21am
A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times.
We team up with developer to provide affordable homes
Published September 22, 2020 1.37pm
We have teamed up with a local housing developer to deliver affordable homes for residents.
Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
Celebrating five years of train building in County Durham
Published September 07, 2020 5.26pm
We have hailed five years of train building in County Durham and stressed its continued importance to the county's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Planning permission approved for new Durham Bus Station
Published August 11, 2020 3.36pm
An outdated County Durham bus station is to be replaced with a brand-new building as part of plans to support the county's economic recovery.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
A new way to see Seaham via app
Published July 22, 2020 9.12am
A new app will showcase the sites and stories of Seaham to visitors.
Aykley Heads planning application submitted
Published July 17, 2020 1.54pm
Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Staff learn new skills as business moves to PPE production
Published April 29, 2020 12.04pm
A North East business' decision to create PPE for key workers has allowed two staff members recruited through an employment scheme to further develop their manufacturing skills.
Inspector supports plan's vision for jobs and housing
Published February 28, 2020 1.28pm
A North East council has welcomed a planning inspector's latest response to its proposals to create thousands of jobs and new homes.