(from the Northern Echo 25th February 2008)
Sedgefield Borough Council has denied rumours that two entrance features to the newly-named Aycliffe Business Park will cost £800,000 by saying that they will cost “only” £160,000.
The council, to be abolished next year when the new Durham County unitary authority will take over, has re-branded the former Aycliffe industrial estate and is modernising it at a cost of £800,000. This will pay for environmental improvements, installation of street furniture and extensive planting. The £160,000 is for two sets of three entrance walls at the junction of A167.