THE LAST TANK TRACK 1942 - 2017 heritage landscapes help to preserve and celebrate history

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The proposed site will cover a footpath that has been in use without hindrance for many years

the soldiers are gone but the tank tracks remain

2002 - June 13

A 1 day exhibition was held at the community centre to inform the public about the proposed development.  We expressed our concerns about our footpath and left written comments. In August a spokesman for Durham County Council described the day as a consultation. (169)

2002 - June

Teesdale District Council recommended that the application submitted by Durham County Council be refused as it was contrary to land use policies: ENV1, ENV3  and ECON2. (76, 98, 169, 176, 192)

 
The Report of the Social & Environmental Scrutiny Committee dated November 2002 included the following: '.. no public consultation took place until June 2002 - nearly two years after the initial operational site selection of Stainton Grove ..' (187)

2002 - July 12

A letter of objection to the development was sent to county hall.  It included the following:
 
'The proposed site will cover a footpath that has been in use without hindrance for many years. … no notices have been posted to restrict its use'. (130)

Click here to find out how the land was already leased before the council recommended refusal



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'There has not been any consultation with the people of Stainton Grove, which was promised by

Durham County Council' - a Teesdale District Councillor. (81) Darlington & Stockton Times, August 9 2002

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Our heritage is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.

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The law locks up the man or woman,
Who steals the goose from off the common,
But leaves the greater villain loose,
Who steals the common from the goose.

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