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2008-06-21 09:00:25

By Chris Fay A DEVELOPER hoping to build one of the region's most ecofriendly housing estates was refused planning permission, yesterday. Yuill Homes applied to build up to 400 homes in Newton Aycliffe, between Greenfield Way, Middridge Road and the Cobblers Hall estate. Eldon Whins was planned with "residential clusters" and landscaped drainage connecting to a pond to create a "sustainable urban drainage area". Yuill said the development would help bridge the affordability gap and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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