Regeneration proposals for Newton Aycliffe were due to be discussed by councillors today.
Members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve regeneration masterplans for Aycliffe and Peterlee.
Both documents set out details of what measures can be taken over the next three to five years to encourage investment, create and secure jobs, meet housing demand and enable the two towns to thrive.
The proposals are designed to stimulate regeneration and economic development by helping to guide investment towards the opportunities and potential developments the towns offer.
Cllr Neil Foster, Cabinet member for economic regeneration at Durham County Council, said: “These documents contain proposals for addressing key priorities in Peterlee and Newton Aycliffe and look at how we can work with our partners to achieve this.
“The aim is to support growth and investment as well as the provision of good quality housing, jobs and community facilities.
“There is a huge amount of potential and it is important that we tap into this to ensure both Peterlee and Newton Acycliffe are towns where people want to live and work.”
The two masterplans will considered side by side by Cabinet members as both settlements are new towns and have a lot in common.
Members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet were due to discuss the proposals when they met at Bowes Museum today.