Archive for February, 2009

Houses plan for factory site

February 22, 2009 Leave a comment

AN ENGINEERING firm is planning to move its factory and sell the land for housing development.

North East Assemblies intends to relocate from The Works, on Station Road, Ushaw Moor, County Durham, to another site within the Durham district, possibly in Meadowfield.

Durham City Council has granted outline planning permission to build 21 two-storey homes on its current site, which it has occupied since it moved, from Meadowfield, in 1999.

Manager Kathleen McGee told councillors the firm had invested £2.5m in new equipment since the move, but its buildings were old, difficult to heat and inappropriate for its work.

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Ushaw Moor Community Chat Room

February 21, 2009 Leave a comment

NEW Community Chat Room for chat on community issues concerning Ushaw Moor and Deerness Valley.

Click HERE for Chat Room, link also on BLOGROLL.

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Deerness valley gym club- CANCAN routine [the.tops] – AOL Video

February 20, 2009 1 comment

Deerness valley gym club- CANCAN routine [the.tops] Video on AOL Video – deerness valley gym club acrobatic gymnastics display 2008.


Building up community foundations

February 20, 2009 Leave a comment

DESPITE the biggest slowdown in the housing market for a generation, Keepmoat Homes continues to build for North East communities.

Partnerships with local councils and social housing providers mean that the construction of homes for sale, rent and shared ownership is being maintained on a dozen sites from Teesside to Tyneside.

And although the market remains challenging, Keepmoat Homes North East believes it will exceed its revised construction targets for 2008/9, with more than 275 homes being completed, of which more than two thirds are for the private market.

The main focus is in Durham, where the company builds on behalf of Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) – a partnership between parent company Keepmoat and the City of Durham Council. Work has recently started on sites in New Brancepeth, Ushaw Moor, West Rainton and two developments in Bowburn amounting to more than 200 properties and a financial investment exceeding £20m.

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