‘We want to bring the church building back into use to support the local economy.'
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'We are delighted that planning permissions has been granted and all our efforts are now focused on creating a building that will serve the community for generations to come.'
Andrew Hodgson OBE (pictured) will step down as soon as a replacement chair is recruited.
The proposed development will include a 12,500 capacity arena, an international conference centre and restaurants.
'The masterplan sets out a vision for Gateshead Town Centre that is founded in connectivity, sharing and variety to create a place where locals have a better quality of life.'
‘Our current hosing stock does not respond to our changing lives by allowing adaption; it does not protect us from fuel poverty or fuel insecurity nor has it embraced new technologies.
'This is great news. We can't be an analogue region in a digital world if we are to compete successfully at home and abroad.'
'We believe that taking vehicles off Blackett Street will make a huge difference to the city.'
‘Today’s announcement is the single most significant investment story to come out of Sunderland for decades.'
'The fund has really made a difference in lots of communities across the North East.'