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New academy plans to be unveiled

Plans for a controversial new academy in County Durham are to be unveiled.

Residents protested about plans for the new school at Consett's Belle Vue site claiming the development would impinge on the area's green space.

The outline plans, along with proposals for nearby leisure facilities, will be available to view at the town's Community Sports College later.

The new academy will replace Consett Community Sports College and Moorside Community Technology College.

Wider plans

The county council says the development is part of a wider regeneration plan for Consett, which aims to bring new investment, education and employment opportunities to the town.

Councillor Neil Foster, cabinet member for economic regeneration at Durham County Council, said: "The unveiling of the proposed plans and designs for the new academy will be the first opportunity for local people to see the type and standard of facility that we aim to bring to Consett.

"It's essential as we develop the academy and the wider plans for the town that we have the views of local people."

Proposed plans and designs for the academy will be on display at an exhibition at Consett Community Sports College between 1600 GMT and 2000 GMT.



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