Hundreds of North-East jobs saved as Passport Office stays in Durham

The Northern Echo: Neil McMillan, director of Carillion Developments at the Freeman's Reach site Neil McMillan, director of Carillion Developments at the Freeman's Reach site

THE future of around 700 North-East jobs looks to have been saved, after plans were announced to keep a major Passport Office in Durham City.

Concerns were growing for the HM Passport Office workers as a lease on Milburngate House, on the banks of the River Wear, neared its March 2014 end date.

However, the consortium behind the redevelopment of Durham's old ice rink has today announced it has submitted a detailed planning application for a new Passport Office on its site, known as Freeman's Reach, on the opposite bank of the Wear.

The move is subject to contract and Government approvals and planning permission.

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4:41pm Thu 12 Dec 13

David Lacey says...

That wicked government preserving jobs again.
That wicked government preserving jobs again. David Lacey

5:07pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sineater says...

After they and their friends in the banking industry destroyed thousands of jobs,hip hip hoo f***ing ray !!,thought you didn't like this government,your tory roots are showing through again .
After they and their friends in the banking industry destroyed thousands of jobs,hip hip hoo f***ing ray !!,thought you didn't like this government,your tory roots are showing through again . sineater

2:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Johnnybb says...

Strange it fails to mention ns&i are leaving Durham and moving the jobs to India I wonder why? That may be why the passport office can fit in the new building this government sending 200 jobs to India what about that Mr Lacey.
Strange it fails to mention ns&i are leaving Durham and moving the jobs to India I wonder why? That may be why the passport office can fit in the new building this government sending 200 jobs to India what about that Mr Lacey. Johnnybb

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