The ISSUES and OPTIONS consultation stage of the new Durham County Council Local Plan has closed and is now on the internet to be viewed (http://durhamcc-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/planning/issuesandoptions
People and organizations (including SPENNYMOOR INDEPENDENTS) responded from all over the county on issues, options, and questions, put forward in the document. It resulted in thousands of comments and suggestions on how things should go forward, in Durham County, over the next thirty years.
Groups such as Resident Associations, Forums, Trusts, Partnerships, and public bodies made contributions. Different Councils, large and small including, locally, Shildon, Aycliffe, Willington, Coxhoe, and Eldon took part, BUT SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL DID NOT.
What a disappointment that SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL did not try and represent their constituents on anything at all, not even one comment. Obviously they have no thoughts on Spennymoor, nothing to say, for instance, on The Town Centre, Durham Gate, House Building, Employment, Environment, Education Establishments, and Sustainability.
I suppose we should not be surprised at this lack of involvement as they have consistently avoided producing a Neighborhood Plan, a plan that could have been a major contribution to a DCC Local Plan. It is yet another example of our Town Council, who have a budget of £1,200,000, leaving our future to others.
Cllr. KEVIN THOMPSON ON BEHALVE OF SPENNYMOOR INDEPENDENTS
Cllr. LIZ MADDISON, Cllr. GEOFF DARKES, Cllr. KATHY THOMPSON, ALAN GARDNER