Easington MP delighted with demolition determination on former school building.
Description20th October, 2020 "Easington MP Grahame Morris welcomed the decision by Durham County Council to demolish the former school buildings in Easington Colliery. Several efforts to redevelop or demolish former Easington Colliery Primary School failed following objections from heritage groups about the loss of a listed building. Since being sold in 1997, the former school buildings fell into dereliction, a target for anti-social behaviour and vandalism. Despite a concerted community effort, a previous application for demolition failed after the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government called-in the decision. Durham County Council bought back the school building and worked with heritage groups to demonstrate the building was no longer viable for regeneration. While noting the loss of the listed building, Historic England lodged no formal objections to Durham County Council’s planning department ruling on the proposals....."
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