Sedgefield MP, Phil Wilson, has expressed his disappointment at Darlington Borough Council’s planning committee decision to give permission to build 200 houses at Middleton St George.
During the planning application process both Mr Wilson, and residents, expressed concerns over the pressure the development would have on local amenities, in particular the school which is already full to capacity.
On the 29th January 2016, Phil Wilson MP contacted the Department for Communities and Local Government asking that in the event the planning committee passed the application, it be called to the Secretary of State for his determination.
Moreover, on the 19th February, after the planning application was passed by Darlington Borough Council’s planning committee, Mr Wilson wrote again to the Department for Communities and Local Government asking for the issue to be brought to the attention of the Secretary of State as soon as possible.
In a letter to residents, Mr Wilson has said he hopes the Secretary of State will “agree with me and hundreds of residents that this development is unsustainable and not in the best interests of the local community.”