During October and November 2020, the Parish Council consulted on six separate topics. Councillors thank residents for giving their views and comments, and recognise that some issues are very sensitive for residents, such as the Churchyard at Quarrington Hill. Thank you to all who took part. The results are summarised below.
These results will be used by the Parish Council to inform its considerations and decision making. It is clear that not everyone agrees however the Parish Council is committed to doing its best to represent the views of residents.
Many of these activities are longer term aims for an already busy Parish Council, which means that plans and considering resource requirements will take place over coming months and quite possibly years. They also involve working with partners and other organisations, which again takes time and consideration.
Most of the comments received are also below. Please note that identifying characteristics have been removed to remove the risk of people being identified, but the Parish Clerk is considering all responses, including those where a response was requested. The Parish Clerk will be contacting people who requested a response, and when appropriate those who said they would like to be kept informed; please bear with Officers while this takes place.
Consultation on Quarrington Hill Churchyard
Do you think Quarrington Hill Churchyard should be closed to future burials?
a) Would you support Coxhoe Parish Council taking on the maintenance of the open churchyard from the Parochial Church Council to allow burials to continue?
b) Do you think that Coxhoe Parish Council should challenge the closure application to the Ministry of Justice by the Parochial Church Council?
c) Do you think remedial works should be carried out as soon as possible to enable the churchyard to be re-opened for visitors to the graves?
1. The churchyard should be re-opened for visitors ASAP
2. I object on the strongest possible terms to the Parish council taking on additional responsibilities that are not theirs. The Parish Council is not responsible for providing services that other people ought to provide and cannot provide because they don’t want to or can’t afford to. The Parish Council cannot go from year to year simply taking on things without any real assessment of where the money is going to come from. We know where it will come from, the community who will be given no say or choice in how the Council budgets and spends. Every year the Council’s precepts go up more that three times the scale the DCC Council Tax increase in percentage terms without any options being provided to those who pay. It’s completely unacceptable in my view.
3. Whilst we do not live in Quarrington Hill now, our family have  relations buried there and would like to visit to tidy the graves, even in the older part of the cemetery as well as the newer part.
4. I want to go and visit my late  and also my  grave
5. I will be visiting the churchyard Christmas as I have done for the last  years
6. Although I do not live in Coxhoe now i still visit Quarrington hill churchyard as I have relatives buried there
7. Many generations of my family are buried at Quarrington Hill and many more local people would love to be buried alongside their family members. I see no reason why any objections would be received to keep the church yard open to burials especially when an organisation is willing to take this forward.
8. The poor condition of the cemetery is down purely to neglect, the decision to try and close it is preplanned and financial.
9. My  relations are buried in the cemetery. I always pay respects when in the area.
10. It seems to me that that, thus far, the views of those most directly concerned have been ignored and help is needed.
11. What about people who have already paid for their plot to be with their partner
12. I have [relatives] buried in the churchyard and would like to see it in back in good condition. I do not live in the village but know some residents would like it kept open for burials,so I hope this is achieved.
13. My husband’s family live in Quarrington Hill and he has  family members buried in Quarrington Hill Churchyard that he visited and tended their graves and it is his desire to be buried there too
14. It is a disgrace the way the church has treated the residents of Quarrington Hill locking the cemetery gates stopping them to tend their loved ones graves.
15. The churchyard should opened up for residents of Quarrington Hill and anyone with loved ones in the church yard to tend that grave
16. My [relatives] are buried in the churchyard, my [relatives] ashes are there. I have lots of family members in the churchyard and would perhaps like to end up their too. So I want it to stay open. It’s typical of the Church of England not to want to spend any money. It’s time they opened their coffers. They have plenty of dubious investment.
17. If you closed the grave will u be relocated these that are buried there because my [relatives] are buried in Quarrington hill grave yard with generations of my family
18. My [relative] is buried in this churchyard. My [relative] Is absolutely distraught about the whole situation.
19. I want to have the right to be buried with my family and my community.
20. Cannot visit [relatives] grave.
21. I have family buried here and also elderly family still living in quarrington hill who would like to be buried here with the older generations .
22. The closure of the churchyard has caused a lot of people distress and should be addressed as soon as possible
23. The state of the graveyard is purely down to neglect over a long period of time. The parish excuse of geology is laughable as the geology has been the same for a few million years and not changed its purely financial.
24. I think it’s absolutely disgusting that they are stopping people going to graveyard and wanting to stop buriels
25. It is a beautiful grave yard and as long as people are aware of the possible dangers people should be allowed to make their own decision on wether they visit or decide to be buried there.
26. Please fight for this beautiful graveyard for the village!! The church itself was taken down far too easily I feel we should fight for our families who have generations of family buried there!
27. Save the graveyard!! We are the only voices that can help save it hopefully
28. So what about the double plots ect for ppl you need tho think how the ppl will be reimbursed ect, either way you need to decide as the graves are detiorating fast are you going to cover the cost of damage caused due to the closure?
29. I used to go to the church at Quarrington Hill over 50years ago and there was supposed to be subsidence in old part of churchyard then.No church there now so is it a case of just saving money.people pay a fee to be buried there,used to be around £280 pounds.
30. Council should be responsible for maintaining the graveyard as they gave permission for the adjoining land to be mined/ quarried. People should be able to access the graveyard via the gates as older people are walking on the road and through the hedge to see their loved ones graves. I have family buried in this church yard.. I tend their graves .. something needs to happen urgently to keep it open !!
31. Family’s are still going in the churchyard and will continue to do so, it would be lovely for people if it was made safe. Family’s need to visit their past loved ones
32. I spoke to the vicar regarding having a gravestone put [on a] grave  I think it is disgusting the way people in Quarrington Hill have been treated 
33. My [relative] is buried at this perticular site and I’d love to be able to visit as I miss her a ridiculous amount and it would be an upset to a huge family not being able to go and see her as we are regulars visitors
34. None of my family are buried in the church yard but I know people with loved ones there who wish to be buried next to them. This gives them some peace of mind going into the future.
35. I hope it is reopened as all of my family are buried there
36. A lot of people who live in Quarrington Hill are very passionate about their village, . I know his wish would be to rest in the same graveyard as his [relatives]. It would be a real shame if the alive generations were denied the chance to be buried in the same grounds as their loved ones. Thank you.
37. This may be just a churchyard to many but to most of us and our village it is where our loved ones are laid to rest. We lost our beautiful church as no money to repair yet still built a new one in bowburn. Come on people show some respect and realise this is all some people have left where they can visit and feel close to their loved ones
38. If the graveyard closes. What would happen to the graves with our loved ones.? Where would the people of quarrington hill bury in the future
39. Families need to be able to visit their loved ones and pay respect at their families final resting place, we as a community request that all is done to allow this.
40. The whole of County Durham is built on mine workings with none or very little subsidence, quarrington hill church yards problems are and have always been because of the quarry works . The old side of the church yard has historic problems Which ceased from worsening once the quarry closed , the new side of the church yard only started to have problems when the quarry began works again . The church yard has been poorly maintained for as long as I remember it’s a disgrace and disrespectful to those buried there . The owners of the quarry should be held responsible and ordered to pay for remedial works , the grave yard should of course remain open for anyone that has family and friends at rest there and whom wish it to be their final resting place .
41. Have loved onea there all this is discusting
42. I have relatives buried there
43. My grandparents are buried here
44. The church yard is a place that people can explore their spiritual needs and maintain their mental health based on gaining some peace and many may use this to greave. By closing or stopping further burials it removes a persons right to a biological and psychological normality and to be buried with lost loved ones.
45. This Churchyard needs to be reopened so people can visit their loved ones.
46. I don’t believe my council tax money should be being spent on religious burials or care of churchyards. I think there are more important priorities and people who want to use the churchyard could pay for what needs doing if they want to.
47. I am of the opinion it is vital that Quarrington Hill churchyard should remain open for burials and for continued access for all parishioners to be able to visit, pay their respects and maintain their loved ones graves. This is a very sensitive and emotional issue which has greatly upset a lot of people within the communities.
48. Prior to the closure of the graveyard, the upkeep of it has always been appalling. It does not get the same attention that other graveyards in the area have i.e Bowburn and Coxhoe. Furthermore, the public meeting that took place was held during the day of a working week for which I and many others were not able to attend.
49. It would be nice to be able to visit family members again, tidy up the gravestones and lay flowers. It would be great if, one day, burials will be allowed because it’s sad that people can no longer be buried here with the rest of their family.
50. As previously commented even when the church was there this graveyard has never been maintained well (similar to the church hence for costs and safety reasons -simply it knock down and save money but let us still take money for burials – which is appalling!). Health and Safety was not as much as a big issue then however it still wasn’t safe back then and as that is a BIG priority nowadays this needs sorting out ASAP as sadly folk have lost loved ones who meant a lot to them and certainly they still do mean a lot to them therefore this effects them so much mentally as they still fight many mixed emotions and need to visit graves regular as a form of love and comfort hence this is not only frustrating but it is so sad and traumatising as sadly they’re unable to.
51. If folk knew this whey back they would NOT have paid fees to burry loved ones there and used another local graveyard knowing they could visit regular rather than finding after burials that there are now Health and safety issues and the Parochial Council are simply ‘running away’ from responsibilities ‘shutting the gates’ So to speak ! There are certainly many other local graveyards maintained to a very high standard and lots will sadly have regrets using Quarrington Hill due to this and what has come about over years neglect. Like said the graveyard has been very run down for years so why over many years still take money, let them burry loved ones knowing the state it has been in and obvious it was coming to this situation?? This is so frustrating for many and l know as l have loved ones here . Such a sad situation for so many not just in Quarrington Hill but other areas who used this graveyard and had full faith and trust in the Parochial Council. This certainly needs prioritising and reassure local folk that their loved ones are still with them.
Quarrington Hill Neighbourhood Planning Consultation
Does Quarrington Hill need more housing in the village?
a) If yes would you support potential development of the extension of Neil Crescent?
b) If yes where else do you think might be suitable?
2. new houses already built utilising spaces, we live in a village with green spaces still around and should remain this way, more houses put strain on resources such as school/ nursery places available.
4. Nowhere in the village
5. Area outlined in blue. Extension to Neil Crescent.
6. NO where over populated and the amount of cars in the village it’s so gridlocked.
7. opposite the hawthorn terrace bus stop (the tree section only but not the footpath behind this; this footpath should be the boundary) or possibly a small extension next to Neil Crescent but retaining a still large village green (the one behind mahils shop).
9. Rear of Steetley Terrace and opposite the Industrial Estate. On the site of the old bus garage, Holdens coal yard and the Industrial Estate.
10. The area in the proposed plan, providing further amenities are also provided for the extra residents.
11. Nowhere suitable as all liable subsidence from pit falls…
12. No where
13. Not relevant. No suitable spaces.
14. Green behind community centre at the bottom
15. Nowhere, we risk losing our safe green spaces for children to play in, safely away from main roads. Also more housing and a lack of facilities, no parking, limited access roads, more traffic and pollution.
16. Not here
17. No where there is enough
18. Not sure
19. Football feild near the industrial estate.
c) Do you support the proposal to plant an avenue of Cherry Trees down the path in the green field behind the community centre and further tree planting around the edges?
d) Would you support a settlement boundary around the existing village boundaries to protect the open countryside surrounding Quarrington Hill?
60 Responses received.
1. Land behind David Terrace is used by residents for garages and parking to help the parking situation on the main road. The garages are used and the area is kept tidy and planted nicely for the village where a lot of people walk their dogs
2. i agree with proposal to plant trees down the path in the green field but maybe not all around edges, the existing trees that are near residents gardens shed vast amounts of leaves in damp conditions leaving slippy conditions and alot of extra work to clear up
3. Regarding any proposed building behind the community center and along side Neil crescent a lot of the residents around the village rent a garage on the site behind david terrace if they didn’t have these garages it would mean they would struggle to park safely outside there own properties without causing hazard to cars and pedestrians as a lot of households have more than one vehicle and rely on these garages and the space around these garages when there is no other parking to be had, also a lot of children and dog walkers use this land for recreation purposes as it is very handy for people who cannot walk great distances to be able to walk out there door and access this free space , we feel personally quarrington hill has enough properties for the services we have for example the school is at capacity especially the parking outside the school at pick up drop off times
4. Work required at tommy memorial.
5. Further tree planting around the village please.
6. I live at  quarrington hill. The public footpath /garage site path /road in urgent state of repair
7. Being a small village there are not enough amenities to support any further buildings.
8. I believe only a small development would be suitable. I strongly believe that bringing new houses would attract new blood into the community and thereby help with bringing money into the village which could in turn result in more business’ needed (which is good for the local shops). There still should be a limit and the boundary idea is great for this purpose. Would not support if we loose the village green behind mahils shop.
9. Quarrington Hill needs to keep its village feel, the cherry trees are a great idea if they are protected from kids and anti social behaviour. The village needs to deal with its problems such as anti social behaviour, littering, flytipping and improving what we have before attempting to expand the area and create more issues with increased traffic and such like, there are not enough green spaces without destroying the ones we have.
10. More housing would bring more people to the village but amenities in the village are not sufficient to support this. If this goes ahead I would expect to see more money going into parks for the children, maybe one on the area near to the proposed development site.
11. Also making the village more appealing to potential residents. The bus stops are dirty and do not encourage people to use them. There is a telephone box on the front street which looks like it hasn’t worked for the last 10 years. More dog litter bins or something to get rid of all the dog poo on the paths,  Improvement to drainage and gritting over the bad weather months, paths and roads are often flooded. Parking areas would also be useful to stop everyone parking on the front street. More people in the village=more traffic and cars.
12. The cherry trees down either side of the main path would look beautiful but planting other trees around the perimeter and on the green will only block out light in later years for the people who live around the grass area. Also root damage to properties Could be a problem in later years. The field at the moment is never cut sufficiently well and adding in other obstacles for the grass cutters to cut around will only add to the unsightly cutting of the grass.
13. Cherry trees yes other invasive trees no, we need a boundary settlement!!
14. Trees will block out light and damage to houses from tree roots will be a concern
15. A boundary settlement is needed so we Can stay a small village community like we have always been. No more houses!!
16. No more houses in Quarrington Hill, we need to take care of the ones we already have! A boundary settlement is a great idea and very much needed!!
17. The village is beset with traffic problems at present. Increasing the traffic flow would further increase this. The road known as the Briar is being eroded by the use of larvae wagons and articulated lorries. Speed restrictions have not been effective in Quarrington Hill.
18. Children would also benefit from a playground on green behind community centre or behind WM club. Most of the houses in village are that side of the road and would avoid children having to cross main road to get to playground as then do now
19.  have massive concerns with the amount of traffic, noise, the extra pressure on the available local facilities/school, the impact on the quality of life of the residents in the surrounding estates and the loss of green space accessable to those with disabilities.
20. Rather than trying to bring more people to a small village maybe the council should try doing something with the police about the brazen drug dealers openly dealing in the village.
21. Would be nice to have a local shop like a Morrisons,Tesco, Salisbury to have in the village maybe around Neil Crescent.
22. Field needs better lighting
Consultation on traffic problems on Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe
Do traffic problems on Cornforth Lane Coxhoe need to be sorted?
a) Would you support the Parish Council acquiring land behind Cornforth Lane, if possible, to provide additional off-street residents parking off Cornforth Lane and potential new parking restriction?
b) Would you support the Parish Council acquiring land behind Cornforth Lane to provide drop off and pick up parking off the roundabout to remove school traffic from Cornforth Lane?
c) Would you support the Parish Council acquiring land next to the Active Life Centre to provide additional football and sports fields for local teams to play in the village?
1. I am strongly opposed to the Parish Council purchasing land to provide private gardens and car parking for inviduals unless all costs are borne by those private individuals. I am not sure if it is even legal. I am seriously concerned that the Parish Council is entering into consultations with people before a fully costed option is determined. It is at the very least giving a false hope to individuals. I am more concerned that the Parish Council is attempting to resolve issues outside of a Parish Plan it has apparently abandoned or a Neighbourhood Plan it is progressing without community support. Year on year we are having 10%-15% precept increases forced on us without any proper justification or consultation at a time of difficulty. Any chance you could relay my drive and provide an extra car parking space for me?
2. School parking really needs sorting out
3. I have already responded but there are additional comments I wish to make. I do not feel that the Parish Council can justify the whole village paying to resolve the problems a limited fee are experiencing. If the residents of Cornforth Lane are prepared to pay for ALL the costs of having a new garden with two car parking bays as well as fencing and tree planning including all the staff time of project managing and delivering a not thought out proposal AT NO COST to the precept payer then how could anyone object to that. It is a project of a massive scale though. How long and at what cost was a similar much, much small exercise at Sanderson Street. Has any real thought been given even to the logistics. It is not the Parish Council responsibility to resolve the issues that are effectively the responsibility of the Education Authority and the Highway Authority. Why should the Coxhoe precept payer pay for something they should expect through payment of Council Tax. Providing parking and drop off for the school by the Parish Council is totally unacceptable, unreasonable and unjustified to me. To a certain extent providing car parking for the Parishes own playing fields may well be acceptable but providing for the Leisure Centre less so. It’s weird that people who use the Leisure centre don’t walk there and it’s not reasonable for the village to provide parking people who don’t live locally to drive there. No assessment appears to have been made about how much this will cost, who will pay, how long it will take and what impact it may have on the already stretched staff resources of the Parish Council. It is incredible that these issues are being consulted upon outside a Parish Plan process.
4. I’m in support of the plans but think that buses should be re-routed around Cornforth Lane as well.
5. If adequate parking space was provided at the rear of my property I would be happy with parking restrictions being imposed at the front for the property.
6. If providing parking to residents opp school would you consider permits for those school side to prevent residents (opp) parking school side for quickness? Looks like a really good plan and refreshing to see a plan without additional houses, thank you!
7. I believe buses should be re routed from Cornforth Lane. Few people use them and the bus stop is a magnet for youths who cause problems. If the bus can’t be re routed then double deckers should not drive down the lane. They cause privacy issues as passengers stare into bedroom windows!
8. Traffic via Cornforth Lane is becoming critical and requires urgent action, before someone is seriously injured.
9. It’s a brilliant idea, I do hope that it will be possible.
10. Think this would be a brilliant idea
11. Villages and volunteers would be worried about the future of Strayaid at their present site if both fields are developed.
12. My objection would be using public funds to purchase land for parking per house and garden (which would increase house value at public purse expence) if houses pay the market value for land no objection or are you going to give every house in the parish 2 parking spaces and some garden
13. Here’s a radical suggestion. Build a new school fit for the 21st Century on the existing school field utilising the existing school whilst a new build goes ahead. Build into the scheme an entrance and exit onto the A177 with traffic light system whereby parents who insist on driving children to school can drop off and pick up in a safe environment. Staff have increased exponentially with every piecemeal addition to the school over the last  years that I have resided . Make sure there is sufficient car parking for staff and visitors, that would go a long way to solving some of the parking issues that residents face Monday to Friday during term time. It isn’t unknown for upwards of 6 vehicles whose owners are employed at the school to park outside the school because of a lack of parking space inside. The current school field is not utilised to its full potential other than on sports day, with most school functions taking place on the playground. Demolish the old school buildings and design in play area, car parking, drop off etc where the existing building stands. Building a school elsewhere will only serve for developers to move on the land vacated. Utilise some of the resources the County Council currently have such as Enforcement officers who could monitor the daily abuse of the yellow school markings. Purchasing land behind Gladstone Terrace I feel is unrealistic for a number of reasons and raises question of how the purchase would be funded. It is a big piece of land and the current owners have shown no inclination to sell in the past, being happy with the pasture land this provides for the local farmers. It is also a valued green space. To suggest building 3G pitches will only add to light pollution and noise nuisance as such facilities tend to operate 7 day per week and up until 10 pm each evening and later in some places. Whilst I am a supporter of sport such facilities should be constructed near the sporting hub, namely Active Life Centre. A 11 v 11 grass pitch should also be included in the scheme. Should off street parking be considered and home owners asked to contribute to land purchase it has to be taken into consideration that many homes on Gladstone Terrace are private rental houses. In addition  residents do have off street parking (.) The majority of  I’m sure there are other issues that I could address but am happy to discuss further. The school parking is not the major issue for me. The abuse of the no entry is, but Im happy to see that it is hopefully being addressed. Thanks
14. I live in  but am from Coxhoe, I have family and friends who live in Coxhoe and my  lives along Cornforth Lane
15. My  lives along Cornforth Lane. When I visit the traffic is a nightmare, not even on school days/drop off hours
16. Think the houses would love off street parking and that would help them a lot so there cars would be out the way of harm making their lives better and the road safer
17. Acquiring the land at active life for more fields may encourage more youths to gather there on evenings and cause more anti social behaviour as they are doing now nearly every night
18. I would support the parish council purchase of the land to build a new school so that our children can be educated in an up to date environment instead of the Victorian building ie 20ft high çlassrooms with high windows so that children cannot see outside. School governors should have been consulting with the community before wasting money and opportunities to create 21st century provision for now and the future instead of short term fixes. Both Bowburn and Cornforth have new schools, surrounding villages have nurseries and cornforth nursery has been enlarged but parents of Coxhoe have to travel. Our secondary age children are used to fill up spaces in any schools anywhere..spennymoor / ferryhill / now Wheatley hill. Time our councillors, both parish and county, fought hard for Coxhoes childrens education.
19. Open the roundabout exit at school drop off and collection times would reduce traffic as vehicles would pass down once instead of twice
20. If the Parish Council succeed in purchasing the land behind Cornforth Lane, would the residents be expected to buy their individual plots?
21. Parents dropping their children off at school will always be a problem. If they could drop them off on the carpet in the classroom they would do so. Not convinced they would use a car park around the corner. The bus only entrance is a joke, loads of people feel they are entitled to simply ignore. People in general are very self centred…
22. The Cornforth Lane traffic problem needs sorting before a child is seriously injured and why can buses not be re routed as that road is not able to handle the buses and traffic
23. Remove the bus route through Cornforth Lane , it is unnecessary in this day and age and reroute to the front street. Provide school bus layby facilities on the A177 adjacent to the school, so they do not need to drive down either.
24. Fully support. the traffic problems are increasing. This is needed to avoid a future accident.
25. I do not think this is a good idea how ever there are traffic problems because of the school .
26. I think all suggestions just add to the problem. Why don’t the County/Parish Council buy the said land next to Active life centre and build a new school that would be modern and have much needed recreational facilities for our children of Coxhoe and surrounding villages there would be sufficient car park space for all. The entry and exit could be at the mini roundabout and that would solve the problem of cars going down cornforth lane. We would have a school fit for purpose surely a School built in the early 20th century is not Good enough for our children we should demand a new purpose built School for all our children after all it is 2020. I look forward to seeing all other comments.
27. it get worse every year with the school traffic it’s a dangerous…people need to walk I went to that school so did my great grandfather and everyone of my family…makes me sad to see everyone pulling up in cars …I can.t even get parked  have to plan my day around the school !!!
28. I also feel sleeping policeman on the road would help the speed at which some people drive along there.
29. Double yellow lines in front of those houses that have parking at the rear making them use it
30. I don’t live near Cornforth Lane so wouldn’t be personally impacted but the safety of the school children has to be of paramount importance.
31. As a resident  for over  years I am really concerned about the current situation regarding the traffic using Cornforth Lane and witness near miss accidents on an almost daily basis (including Saturdays & Sundays). The twice daily school run is frightening at best and very high risk to every persons safety at worst. During the school run, vehicles exiting Cornforth Lane are queued from the traffic lights all the way back along Co-operative Terrace. I have even seen vehicles using the back lane at Co-operative Terrace as a cut-through by entering the back lane  and exiting the back lane opposite the Best One shop. I often witness altercations with tempers frayed and have played the role pf peacemaker on 2 occasions. every single day I can confirm that buses meet on the bend with only one lane open due to parked vehicles, and we witness buses reversing around the blind bend in order to resolve the problem. all vehicles behind the buses must reverse too. We even see one driver alighting from his vehicle to walk around the bend and guide his colleague whilst reversing. Other issues are, many vehicles using the opening at Welfare terrace as a turning point, by driving into the opening and then reversing out onto the main road. School children walking on the footpath are often met by moving vehicles mounting the kerb in order to pass each other. [Windows] has been clipped by the wing mirror of many a bus, as they mount the kerb to pass oncoming vehicles in the middle of the road due to parked vehicles outside of people’s homes. The problem is clear that Cornforth Lane is a two-way road and all of the parked vehicles outside of people’s own homes effectively makes Cornforth Lane a single track road. I have spoken with many neighbours and for us the solution is quite simple. Cornforth Lane from the point of Landsowne Road should be one-way. access to and from the Doctors Surgery (which should be re-located) and the Sports Centre would remain unchanged, However, once a vehicle passes the top of Landsdowne Road, it should be one-way all the way to the bottom, with the round-a-bout removed and school drop off points appropriately positioned. All of the traffic going the same direction will immediately resolve the issues. Cars can park outside of their own homes on either side of the road leaving plenty of room for one-way traffic. Buses that travel up Cornforth Lane towards the traffic lights, can observe a one-way system by adding 2 minutes to their running time. One bus stop (Victoria) can serve all passengers. This will also remove the bus stop from the top of Landsdowne Road which often makes it difficult for traffic coming up Landsdowne bank and requiring to turn left towards the traffic lights (another accident waiting to happen. I am sure that this idea which represents people who live on Cornforth Lane and know the problems better than most is a sensible, workable option which will also be much cheaper than some of the suggestions within the survey. I will be more than happy to discuss this in more detail and hope for no fatalities in the meantime. Thank you for taking the time to read this submission.
32. Better utilisation of the Active Life Centre car park during School times would allow drop off and pick up opportunities for parents and children. Also walk to scool service, parents cojkd volunteer for this.
34. It’s not that I have a problem with the council acquiring land next to active life Centre for the additional residents to use to meet demand. My issue is that there is facilities already in that area, coxhoe is a big place & could facilities not be located in other areas around the village to support those who live on the outskirts or near the new development sites.
35. The purchase of land in order to provide drop-off and parking facility for the school does not necessarily mean it will relieve the problem. I don’t think you have fully considered the convenience factor. Parents wish to be as close as possible to the school entrance. The provision of a drop-off or parking facility in the location you are considering is less convenient than the options they currently use. Your consultation makes no reference to the pressure placed on the residents in parts of the Ashbourne Drive locality. Given the proximity of the school gate to the access from [Ashbourne], there is a twice daily deluge of traffic, illegal parking on pavements and restricting access to residents drives. By not acknowledging the social impact the traffic issues have on the residential area of Ashbourne Drive you may not have considered or foresee the provision of drop-off or parking for the school will not be fully used as parents will still wish to use the closer more convenient option – Ashbourne Drive.
36. [Engagement welcomed]
37. To be used only service and school buses but not other hirw buses.
38. when you ask for support, what support would you require? Who will purchase this land? Would the land be given to the residents or rented to them?
39. As an alternative, should proposals not go ahead, could a one way system for cars/vans only be implemented on Cornforth Lane. Allowing them to exit only via the roundabout. Another consideration is perhaps staff parking for the school as well. Could the purple area marked off be used for both that as well as parent drop off.
40. The situation for people walking their children to school is horrendous. Parents driving up on to the pavement right where your child is standing on a daily basis. I do not feel safe walking my child to school at all.
41. Cornforth lane should be made into a one way street
42. I attended a meeting that said we couldn’t use the green part of the verge fir a roll I n roll out drop off spot as it would compromise the roundabout but they have allowed the right turn onto the Barratt estate which comprises it and not likely we’ll get our drop out point. The reference to ‘need’ to drive their cars – it’s about getting to work on time and not about laziness or wishing to cause problems it’s about being able to drop your child off and being able to get to work on time
43. I support the parish council buying the land to build a new primary school in a more suitable location with good access from the roundabout and space to provide for residents parking.
44. No school drop off zone at Ashbourne Drive. During winter time when we have snow Ashbourne Drive is difficult enough to get up in a car because of the speed humps hindering progress. additional school traffic makes this a hazardous experience for residents of the estate.
45. I’d fully support the idea of the Parish Council acquiring the land behind Cornforth Lane, to provide additional off-street residents’ parking off Cornforth Lane, but not for the use of school drop-offs. Any additional off-street parking provided should be on a permit holder basis only, not for the misuse of people getting buses into town, for the school and so on.
46. I think your plans are ambitious and forward-thinking. Well done. They would make such a difference to ALL of the residents of Cornforth Lane. I would prefer it if all buses were not allowed on the street, they often drive very fast along the street. However, as a compromise, I would really like it if the private coaches were stopped from coming along the road. They often use the road as a shortcut when they have no passengers and are not going to the primary school. There is absolutely no need for this and can be dangerous.
47. Plenty of streets don’t have enough parking. No way should all the village pay for parking places for a few people. Other soltutiins need to be found.
48. Maybe to temper this scheme and take the pressure off the front street, the consideration of siting the new surgery within the eg ‘red’ section with vehicle access via the roundabout (maybe additional temporary locked access onto Cornforth Lane). Would ANY new building have a pharmacy?
49. I strongly support all of the plans mentioned, except for number 6 “further parking restriction could also be considered on Cornforth Lane”, until more detail is available about this. I would likely object to any sort of time restrictions on the area outside of my home as it could affect visitors, unless it was specifically at school times.  Therefore these plans should make a huge difference to the number of cars parked on Cornforth lane/School Avenue and open up parking for school parents. Currently parents park down the road to the back of School Avenue and out the back. Number 3 (further parking for the Active Life Centre etc.) – where would this be? If it is the area in purple this would need to be made safe as it looks quite a distance from the current Active Life Car park and so would need lighting etc. It could provide an area for ASB. However this is definitely needed as if there is football on the field at the park, then members of Active Life struggle to park, and cars park dangerously and all over the grass verges.
50. This is a huge problem that should be sorted by the local authority not at the expense of the parish council
51. Putting off street parking isn’t the issue. The speed of the busses is the main issue Don’t understand why there isn’t a pulling like Quarrington Hill school near the new T junction that has just been put in. The gap needs to be closed to the public if the bus routes cant be changed and should be permit holder parking. This will stop grandparents coming 30 mins early before school pick up and not parking correctly and taking up two spaces or parking on the path.
52. This needs to be done asap before soeone is seriously or killed.
53. Camera at school end of lane to stop traffic using it for short cut
54. Has a school drop off lane ever been looked at ? On the back side of the school it would connect to the A177, it would only need to be a lay by, this would help take the stress away from the lane and could help prevent people running through the no entry.
55. It would be fantastic for the village if all this could be achieved.
56. I agree with the need for School parking but myself cannot see drivers trying to get out of Coxhoe onto the extremely busy A177 to drive down to the mini roundabout, fighting through traffic pulling off the Burdon estate who will also be dropping there children off from the new car park as none of these residents will be wanting to walk down then walk back for their cars. Are all these extra children still going to be queuing up at the gate off Parsons walk as it’s bad enough now trying to walk by with my dogs as not one of them will budge to let you through and that’s the parents. I can’t see any of it working, the only thing that will is the cameras on the no entry to stop people nipping through thinking no one can see them if they go at 60 mph!
57. I very much support the proposal for bus-only cameras. As a resident , I am horrified by the speed at which many drivers travel on this – supposedly quiet – street.
58. In order to discourage people having so many cars, paid parking bays on cornforth lane would be welcomed. Also, are there going to be any plans for some electric charging stations for houses on cornforth lane who have no garage/off street parking access? I would like to get a plug in car but  no access to charging!
59. There is some really bad driving by parents going to and from the school on both morning and night , driving fast
60.  it is a nightmare when parents bring cars to drop off & pick up children from the school. [Driveways often blocked] by inconsiderate people. I would like the bottom of the street by the school to have a traffic gate, as cars, motorbikes & quad bikes often drive through as speed
61. Although I am not personally affected by Cornforth Lane’s traffic problems I feel heartily sorry for all the residents in that street and it has put me off living down there. Why are so many housing estates given approval when small villages do not have the infrastructure to cope?!
62. Grateful to hear that the parish council are making this a priority. Fingers crossed.
63. The road bear the school is so dangerous. I hope the council can get it resolved.
64. The main problem with school parking is that lazy parents driving their kids to school when they live within walking distance. Nobody takes notice of the no entry signs and people drive far too fast
Consultation on parking in Coxhoe
Does Coxhoe need more parking for local businesses to trade?
(a) Would you support the joining of the Coxhoe Village Hall and Co-Op car parks with additional spaces being provided?
(b) Would you support rear entrances to the Front Street properties if the bungalow or GP surgery development goes ahead for use by Front Street Traders and residents?
(c) Would you support opening of a long stay car park on land in front of Coxhoe Commercial Motors at Commercial Road to provide long stay parking for traders and their staff and customers?
1. It would certainly improve the parking and accessibility to the businesses at the north end of the village.
2. Would only support joing Co Op and Village Hall car park only if done in such a way as to prevent a “”,rat run”” or short cut through to front Street.
3. Can’t really comment in front Street parking as walk to local shops
4. Any action would be beneficial . Eyesore.
5. I am happy to have parking as long as you do not have to pay for this!
6. No paid parking please,
7. No pay for parking
8. No pay for parking
9. With contributions from the businesses at Limes Haul road to assist in funding this scheme
10. Commercial road currently has high volume of traffic with resident traffic , traffic going to tip and then waggons flying up and down that road . Would be better to curb current traffic issues rather than adding to them . Pedestrians take their lives into
11. I do not consider the Parish Council should be providing car parks. I do not feel it is an appropriate service for the Parish Council to provide. The County Council have provided a car park in Sacriston. The County Council should provide it. I consider that the Parish Council should be spending less not more and the precept should be decreased not increased further. I think it is wrong to ask people if they want a car park without advising how much it will cost. They will think they will get it for free. Of course they will say yes if you asked them if they wanted a multiplex cinema!
12. Joining the Village Hall and Co Op car parks is a good idea. The village hall car park is often difficult for parking.
13. A long stay car park on commercial road is a bad idea and not required but the area proposed is neglected and needs cleaning up regardless. A better solution for parking would be to widen the road replacing the current pavement closest to commercial motors but relocate the pavement on to the strip of grass.
14. Additional parking may be abused by using as an unofficial park and ride into Durham City, so maybe needs some thought regarding employing some restrictions.
15. I need to explain my final response. I’d be concerned that any biggish parking lot might be used by people using the X12 to Newcastle or Middlesbrough, or even car sharers leaving their cars. It probably wouldn’t be I know I just would hate to think it had no benefit to our village. I didn’t think Yes or No really gave me the option to explain.
16. The reason why I am against the proposal to join the Co-op car park with that of the Village Hall is because I live at  and the closing of the entrance to the car park on Petterson Dale would be most inconvenient as I would have to drive up the High Street to access the entrance at the Village Hall
17. Extra parking should be where the pit wheel is. The wheel is nice, but should have been situated further down (the green area on the other side os Talbots Taxis). Having parking near Commercial Motors is too far away from the shops, people won’t use it.
18. You should have to pay to park your car in the village – you need to run a campaign to get people walking to the schools and shops – why waste the land for parking when you can walk from one end of the village to the other in less than 30 mins. You need to put bike spaces at the coop/village hall and the schools with CCTV, so kids can cycle to school (which the school would have to manage and pay for) and people can pop to the shops and securely leave their bikes. Providing car parking spaces should be permitted and those business owners who don’t live in Coxhoe can apply for a permit and pay, or get the bus or cycle. There are plenty of spaces in the car park for the coop, a normal village wouldn’t have such a large car park as it is! If you want it to be a village that is. By limiting car parking space you’re more like keep the “”village”” aspect, otherwise, it will just be town where everyone runs around in their cars and never walk anywhere or stop and talk to people. The only parking I would agree to is a park and ride allowing people to travel from Coxhoe into Durham
19. I am concerned at the proposed parking at the limes , the junction to the B6921 is already difficult due to the traffic flow . I can foresee further congestion as a consequence of this .
20. Commercial road currently has high volume of traffic with resident traffic , traffic going to tip and then waggons flying up and down that road . Would be better to curb current traffic issues rather than adding to them . Pedestrians take their lives into their own hands trying to get across the road to the nursery. Especially given that the bus stop is directly opposite the entrance to the tip road
21. Don’t feel there is a need for long stay car parking in Coxhoe. Could be better used. Think it would attract the local drug addicts as their is already a problem at the top of commercial road east. Think it would become a place where the younger drivers would meet on a night which is not good for the people living in the prospect place. Don’t agree where the proposed planned entrance would be, as this is very close to the road junction of the main road, and possibly increase the accident rate.
22. I do not see the need for long stay parking in Coxhoe at this location. There is a problem of people parking up and getting the bus into Newcastle or Teesside, yes, but the proposed location is a 10+ minute walk to the nearest X12 bus stop. Motorists will not walk that far.
23. The new parking restrictions have resolved the problem of commuters from other areas dumping their cars all day to get the bus into Durham. We need to reduce traffic not encourage more
24. NO TO JOINING VILLAGE HALL AND CO OP CARPARKS AS WILL BECOME A SHORT CUT TO PETTERSONDALE.
25. Please please please do not reduce the times on the bays on front street. 30 minute bays  are useless for customers. We did bring this up during the last consultations.  please don’t make the front street a 30 minute zone – it will wipe out most of the businesses.
26. Since the parking restrictions have been implemented on the front street we are finding more people parking [on] lansdowne road so they can access the front street for longer than the allocated times, taking residents parking spaces.
27. Parking for Coronation Terrace + Back Coronation Terrace is terrible. Should be residents only and not a free for all. Plus what about the comercial vehicles being left taking up spaces for residents.
28. Although I now live in  I lived in Coxhoe for  years, : why is the car parking for the shops so far away from them, would it not be more beneficial to allow parking behind the cemetery. On a pay basis.
29. The doctors surgery staff will take up many parking spaces so consideration needs to be given to patient parking on that side of the road, possibly sacrificing some of the housing. If this is not taken into account you risk moving the parking problem from one part of the village to another with serious consequences for the traders on the front street. Perhaps the social housing needs could be addressed via future housing developments in the village. We only have one opportunity to get this right. If we get it wrong it will seriously impact the traders on the front street and could affect the community for decades.
30. It appears that many of the current parked cars are not actually from the village and are people using the village as a base for park and ride or car shares. Must be very frustrating if you are a local business.
31. I am sick of cars being parked on footpaths. People with mobility issues and parents with small children must find it really annoying. Even in the Avenue where the path is wider, you still see cars parked side by side. Footpaths in Coxhoe seem to be the new car parks.
32. The area in front of Coxhoe Commercial Motors would be the best location for a new medical centre
33. It is important that the aesthetic identity of the village is not compromised
34. The parking at The Avenue is also problematic.  The Avenue is very congested, also exacerbated by the post office across the road. A solution would be much appreciated!  There are plenty of empty shops on the high street, perhaps a relocation of the post office would help?  Maybe someone else may have a suggestion as there are a lot of constraints.
35. I’m not so sure trader’s who have businesses at the top end of Coxhoe will use a car park at the bottom of the village (point 4). If point 2 went ahead people on Petterson Dale and Browning Hill would probably use the ‘open’ car park to access the main road.
36. I agree there is a problem with parking particularly with the nursery, hairdressers garage all parking on the busy road. It is also extremely dangerous crossing the road here. At busy times it can take so long to cross the road to get to the nursery or to walk your children to school. Therefore consideration really needs to be made for people living on the new estates that need to cross the road here, especially if more parking is put in. I feel it is only a matter of time before there is an accident on the road there (outside Hippitots nursery).
37. I hope the plan would include the land [at Foundry Row] for general and community parking.
38. Coxhoe is losing its identity as a village community. I welcome all diversity & development in balance but i dont agree to money speaking for the heartfelt values of our forgotten longstanding residents xx
39. Council should enforce the parking restrictions
Consultation on GP Surgery and the Front Street
Does Coxhoe need a new GPs surgery off the Front Street?
(a) Should the Parish Council include its adjoining land with the developers land to enable building of 10 bungalows for rent?
(b) If the CCG and GPs decide not to join the scheme, do you think houses should be built on the Old School or another 5 bungalows for rent?
(c) Should this development help fund improvements to the adjoining Coxhoe Churchyard such as upgrading of and new paths, fences and potentially a memorial garden for burying ashes?
1. This would enable both businesses & private parking,  to remove cars from the front street. At the moment [those] who live on the front street have no parking facilities. The doctors surgery is very difficult to access for the elderly and those with limited mobility. Either way you approach it, it’s an incline or a steep decline, it’s lethal in the winter months.
2. Any development of this site should aim to generate as little traffic as possible because the bus stop, exit from the car park, pedestrian crossing etc make this a very busy part of the village already.
3. We need a new doctors surgery
4. New surgery needed because of extra houses being built, hard enough now to get an appointment
5. Front street a bit tight for Drs for access not quite sure where you mean for access to it. Bungalows are a good idea there.
6. Bungalows should definitely be considered as our village population has a high percentage of elderly residents. Two bedroom bungalows would be a positive step to help solve this problem.
7. The proposal for a new GP surgery and combined bungalow development offers the best possible compromise and acceptable outcome.
8. Not sure if we need one or not but if it’s fur better facilities and people being able to access service locally then it is a yes It’s a yes so long as it doesn’t compromise the one we have and jobs linked to it
9. We are newcomers, love the area and friendly people. Any future improvements are welcomed.
10. As I put forward when you had the gathering at the village hall some time ago. Any properties built should be provided for over 55’s .
11. I said yes to move the doctors because if the housing keeps being added too then a larger doctors will be necessary to cope with the population growth I’ve seen in my life time living in coxhoe.
12. We need a new doctors surgery with ample parking available close by.
13. Would love new paths for the church yard also if you build new bungalow could you make sure they are safe with security cameras it fencing around them To keep the old people safe as they are having a rough deal down there at the moment with the fires etc . Thank you ,
14. I would still prefer the idea or flats for the elderly if that could still happen, but affordable!) bungalows is better than houses.
15. The amount of homes being built we need bigger surgury and more parking space
16. An interesting point is that one of your other surveys regarding the traffic problems of Cornforth Lane is compounded by the traffic accessing the Doctors in its current location. I would 100% support relocating the Doctors Surgery in Coxhoe. This would have a beneficial effect on the traffic problems on Cornforth Lane.
17. I would like to see more social housing for rent. I heard mention of renrals for over 55years on this site? Bungalows are always snapped up by the elderly, nothing available for 55+ years. Private renting is so expensive.
18. Q1 the doctors surgery does not need to be built on front st
Q2 why build bungalow or houses parking is needed.
Q3 more retail space is needed not more houses
Q4. This should be done anyway.at
This survey is a waste of time anyway the council will do what it wants anyway a meaningless exercise
19. No more building houses of any kind …we do not need a new doctors
20. I believe Coxhoe Commercial land is best option for the medical centre.
21. Why is the existing GP surgery no longer suitable? Rsther than building more accommodation the old school land should be used for recreational/community purposes, ie community garden or market place to hold outdoor markets
22. Doctors surgery should stay where its at I think it better where it is
23. I thought new provision for a GP surgery was taken into account on the Integra site?
24. Any funding should be put towards a new school
25. The C of E has an abundance of land/revenues to pay for upkeep of footpaths etc on its ‘ own land.
26. Who would be responsible for the development of the bungalows and who would be the landlord?
Surely the Parish Council do not have the powers nor the experience to be a social al landlord.
I’d have no issue with a proper social landlord building homes for rent.
I think a new Doctors surgery is necessary but don’t necessarily have to be off the Front Strret so I can’t answer that question. I do not feel any profit should be spent on anything that only benefits a few. I think the Parish Council should reduce the precept it has increased by four times the rate of inflation at least over the last four years.
There is no costing to this whatsoever.
I am amazed that such a range of issues are being put forward outside any parish planning process. or even an unsupported neighbourhood planning process.
27. No more houses please!
28. I think for the houses Vs bungalow question I think whichever is most in demand.
29. Do we need a new surgery or is it just not being utilised to its full potential? Would we benefit from having a small hospital like Sedgefield? Could the surgery run online consultations to save time, money and space?
30. Definitely no more houses!
31. How much parking would be attached to the Doctors surgery for patients?
33. STOP sanctioning the building of extra houses as a makeweight to offset the costs of a larger sugery, this is a cost that your cronies at DCC should have been funding organically, not waiting its its all too late or using it as a threat to developers who will just go elsewhere anyway.
34. If the development goes ahead without a surgery at this time it removes our option of ever developing a surgery in this area.
35. I still think that the speed limit on the bypass going past the new houses and farm needs to be reduced now that they have put a set of traffic islands in . That is an accident waiting to happen.
36. I  was born and raised in coxhoe, what happins in the coxhoe parish has a major impact on my family’s life and the life of my elderly parents who live in coxhoe, thank you
37. The church yard . It dose need new paths as soon as possible. It’s very difficult for any one with disabilities to reach the top of it. Especially in the winter months
38. Is it possible to turn the area where the old school was into parking with rear access and landscaped green space? The surgery can remain where it is and people can be encouraged to use the new parking and walk to the surgery via a new route connecting them both, behind Front Street.
39. Q2. If we build more houses, where do you park for the doctors surgery. Q3. If answer to Q2 is no. why whould I want to build either. so answer to Q3 is neither.
40. I support the building of a new GP surgery on the Front street but no further development of houses or bungalows. I answered Q3 bungalows as this would be my preference given the 2 choices but would prefer the land to be carparking or further shop space.
41. I selected no to the gp surgery purely because I don’t see a problem. I have always been able to get an appointment when needed etc. If the paths etc were to be re done at the church I would also suggest cameras due to the amount of antisocial behaviour around that area
42. Don’t want it to end up a ghetto area for groups of youths… needs to be well lit with possible cctv would be awful for older people trapped and tormented by  youths whose parents don’t know where they are…..
43. In answer to 3 & 4 .If the old school site is not to be a new GP practice then something other than housing should be considered that is of benefit to the community
44. Is this building/location future proofed? Should this development (including housing) and the proposed Village Hall/Coop car park materialise concerns about junction hazards on the front street with the vast increase in new turning traffic coupled with usual  speeders. What about a different location?
Coxhoe Neighbourhood Planning Consultation
Is the retention of a village identity important to the people of Coxhoe?
a) Would you support a settlement boundary around the existing village boundaries to protect the open countryside surrounding Coxhoe?
b) Does the village need more housing to be built?
c) If you do think the village needs more housing to be built, what kind of extra homes are needed and where?
1. More Bungalows to free up social housing for the younger people.
2. Provision for the growing numbers of elderly so that they can continue to live in their own community. Two parish plans have confirmed the need but only a small number has been provided. More social housing needed.
3. I think houses should be built wherever the council see fit. I love that our village is growing and getting better. It’s fantastic for local business. Why would we want to stay a village?
4. Just where there’s space really
5. Affordable bungalows for the elderly and disabled.
6. Affordable homes and bungalows built on brown field and other waste ground
7. Two bedroom bungalows to rent should be a priority. The land behind Coxhoe Front Street, Old garage site in Linden Grove, land opposite Lilac Cottage and land at the bottom of Landsdowne Road, adjacent to the Churchyard would be ideal sites for the elderly to access all the village amenities.
8. “why isn’t this multiple choice with an option to add ‘other’ and then specify
give people options, then you can see everyone’s priority ”
9. All types of housing are required. If the village is going to continue to be successful, with a high street full of shops and young people bringing money into the area then housing is needed. Don’t let Coxhoe die because some people are selfish and don’t want development for others. People need houses and the village needs people to support local businesses and jobs.
10. If there has to be more housing I think it should be affordable bungalows/ or bungalows which could be rented (like council bungalows)
11. None except maybe some bungalows.
12. Wherever the council see fit. It’s a good thing our village is growing and not dying
13. More new builds on that building opposite the coop car park that was knocked down would be good. On the front street. Really though I just think the more houses built the better. I want our village to grow from strength to strength
14. The village needs as many houses as we can. Why wouldn’t we want more people to live here? It’s a good thing for our village especially local businesses.
16. More new builds
17. As many as possible. New houses are a good thing. Our village needs to grow.
18. It doesn’t, there are so many houses already being built around the village on all our available fields. There won’t be a blade of grass left in the village before long. Also the majority of houses aren’t bought by people from the village as they’re priced out of the market. It’s people who move here to access the transport links etc. They don’t use the pubs or shops and contribute very little to the village.
19. Large executive homes
20. No more houses
21. No more houses to be built
22. Large executive type homes because there aren’t any in the village.
23. More new builds, family houses
24. it has enough housing, the village infrastructure cannot withstand more housing
25. Just where there’s space and the council see fit really. I certainly trust our actual council more than our parish council. More housing is definitely needed in the village.
26. I’m glad to see so many new build plots appearing around the village. I support these and would favour any others the county council see fit.
27. If any further housing this should be limited to bungalows for elderly and or disabled.
28. I’d like to see more luxury/larger new builds similar to what is being built in wynyard and sedgefield. I’m hoping this would attract a better demographic into Coxhoe.
28. More quality housing.
29. More nice, family size new builds. More cheap new builds for first time buyers to get on their feet.
30. The land at the back of the Coxhoe town football field is a bit of an eyesore due to litter and should be used for mixed affordable housing. The road up to the recycling site should be improved.
31. While I love all of the new builds that are being built in the area, most so far are out of my budget as a first time buyer. I would like to see more affordable, smaller 2 bedroom houses to support first time buyers like myself.
32. More new builds around Coxhoe to grow our village into a town. I’m so pleased to see Coxhoe is a desirable area to live in and it is continuing to grow and get bigger
33. Mixture of executive houses and or self build plots
34. 2 Bed Bungalows
35. I don’t think we need more houses, but if we did it would be (cheaper) bungalows.
36. Coxhoe is very short of 2 bedroomed bungalows .The field at the back of the Grove towards Station Road .
37. Cheaper homes social housing and bungalows
38. Council houses
39. More new builds to help our village to grow and improve
40. New builds to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. Attract more families to the village to support local services and businesses. I was Coxhoe to grow and become a town.
41. I don’t think the village as the infrastructure in place to support all new building going on. Parking, traffic, small high street and school facilities will not cope.
42. Social housing is needed, within Coxhoe across the area
43. We live in , any improvements to the area, would be welcome, there appear to be pockets of land that is not maintained and properties that could be improved.
44. In past community consultations the public have consistently said that only housing for the elderly and affordable housing is needed.
45. More new builds in a variety of sizes to support a variety of people. This will attract more people so our village can continue to grow and local businesses can succeed.
46. I love all of the new builds popping up around the village. It is fantastic to see that our village is desirable and continuing to grow and develop!
47. More 4 bedroom council houses
48. Just where the council sees fit really. They know what is best for our village or TOWN unlike the parish council. They need to move with the times
49. Reasonably priced family homes, in areas that are free from anti-social behaviour
51. Affordable, central
53. more new builds
54. If must more family size affordable homes
55. People need houses to live in so more new builds are needed. Where do you expect people to go?
56. Bungalows for rent
57. There is a need for more affordable housing, to help young people step onto the property ladder. Maybe near the football ground
58. A broad mix of house types – bungalows, assisted-living and family. 1,2,3, and 4 bedroom homes.
59. Smaller developments of bungalows, smaller affordable homes or flats. The village has plenty of ‘Executive’ style estates of 3 or 4 bedroom family homes.
60. A wide range of houses from starter homes to large family homes should be built on the outskirts of the village rather than trying to fill all available spaces within the village
61. There is far too much building going on the village Doctors and school cannot cope as it is
62. I’d like to see more luxury/larger new builds in our village. I feel this would attract the right sort of people into our village.
63. I’d like to see more new builds like the ones that have already started popping up. They are just what our village needs to successfully grow and develop.
65. More family houses so new families can buy there first house in Coxhoe
66. No further housing is needed.
67. I don’t think there needs to be more homes built but if there had to be, maybe 2 bedroom or starter homes. There seems to be a lot of 3/4 bedroom which may be unsuitable for first time single buyers.
68. New housing to help first time buyers to get on the property ladder
69. I support all of the new builds that have appeared in our village recently. I think they are fantastic and I cannot see why the parish council have a problem.
70. Bungalows and starter homes.
71. 2 and 3 bedroom houses
72. Affordable homes for local people
73. High quality homes 4-5 bed detached to attract affluent home owners, combined with affordable housing so that local people are not priced out if the market. They in turn will spend more money in the local businesses. The village should be aspirational and should be looking to be as attractive a place to live as High Shincliffe but with the quality amenities of Sedgefield. Insular thinking will prevent this and Coxhoe will remain a “village” full of tanning shops and fast food takeaways.
74. Affordable housing and rentable bungalows
75. Brownfield sites renovate/replace board up properties
76. Council houses.
77. We definitely don’t need anymore housing. Too many planning applications have been approved already.
79. Yes bungalow for old people and people in wheelchair
80. More than enough already.
81. More large new build plots which will then help first time buyers to get on the property ladder but stay in the village if they want to
82. Yes, I support all of the new housing developments and would welcome further plots. They are good for our village
83. The village is at bursting point there should be no more houses built as the roads ,school. Parking Doctor’s surgery etc are all affected by more housing being built
85. Cheaper. North of Cornforth Lane and behind Tarka
87. Definitely not
d) Should the green areas around Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill be protected and improved?