Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rough Reaction to Golf Club Plan

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rough Reaction to Golf Club Plan

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Byline: NEIL MCKAY

AN MP has branded plans to build a business park and houses on the site of a prestigious golf club as "entirely unsuitable."

Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham, has formally objected to a proposal by local property developers Banks to build a pounds 150m development on the 85-acre site of Mount Oswald's Golf Club.

Banks say the development proposals include "prestige office space as well as a hotel, 30 executive homes, the restoration and conversion of Mount Oswald Manor into office space and the introduction of new water features within the site."

Mark Dowdell, the company's community development officer, said: "The proposals would include public parkland, whereas at present the open space is used only by golfers.

"It would also include a world class knowledge-based business park. We are happy to talk to anybody to try to allay their concerns, but we do feel this is potentially a marvellous opportunity for Durham. …

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