Councillors to rule on Durham housing scheme

The Advertiser Series: Angela Tracy-Smith and John Lowe, from Sidegate Residents' Association, on the street Angela Tracy-Smith and John Lowe, from Sidegate Residents' Association, on the street

COUNCILLORS are due to decide whether two new homes should be built in a sensitive city centre area next week (Tuesday, December 10).

Ian Eggleston has applied for planning permission for two terraced houses to fill a gap between existing homes on Sidegate, in Durham.

Mr Eggleston and his wife have owned 14 Sidegate for nearly ten years and rent the property out.

Durham County Council planning officers have recommended the scheme be approved when it goes before the central and east planning committee on Tuesday.

However, Sidegate Residents’ Association is opposed to the scheme, claiming the homes would be let to students – adding to parking problems on the street.

The Egglestons say they would not necessarily be occupied by students and they have experienced no problems with their tenants.

Councillors will meet to debate the application at County Hall, Durham, at 1pm on Tuesday.

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8:51am Fri 6 Dec 13

cupid stunt says...

green eyed monsters
green eyed monsters cupid stunt

12:23pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sineater says...

Iff you took studends out of Durham the city would die.
Iff you took studends out of Durham the city would die. sineater

12:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

DURHAM CITY says...

give over load of rubbish Durham is a mess because of students look at the clip of the place never mind if Labour got into power they would pay loads of benefits out for people to live in them so don't worry about it
give over load of rubbish Durham is a mess because of students look at the clip of the place never mind if Labour got into power they would pay loads of benefits out for people to live in them so don't worry about it DURHAM CITY

5:03pm Sat 7 Dec 13

sineater says...

There would be nothing to make a mess of,without the uni !!,labour wouldn't pay out loads of benefits,after the banks wrecked the economy,there's nothing to pay out!! They don't just live in Durham they bring a lot of cash with them,without them Durham would be dead like,Bishop,or Darlo,or Consett !!
There would be nothing to make a mess of,without the uni !!,labour wouldn't pay out loads of benefits,after the banks wrecked the economy,there's nothing to pay out!! They don't just live in Durham they bring a lot of cash with them,without them Durham would be dead like,Bishop,or Darlo,or Consett !! sineater

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