Durham County Council proposes building 31,400 new homes

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Proposals for thousands of new homes and space for offices and businesses have been revealed in a 16-year development plan for County Durham.

The county council wants to adopt the blueprint to try and attract more businesses and people to the area.

It is proposing to build 31,400 homes and create 500 hectares of space for businesses, warehouses and offices.

A spokesman said the council's cabinet was meeting on 19 March and was expected to approve the plan.

Final consultation on the County Durham Plan received 4,000 comments from more than 1,200 people and 116 organisations, the council said.

Councillor Neil Foster, cabinet member for economic development, said: "The aim is to set the framework for a vibrant and prosperous County Durham where people want to live, work, invest and visit."

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