THE Army has applied to install a new training support building in Teesdale.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Holden has applied for to erect the new building at Battle Hill ranges - which are compiled of two, eight lane ranges, with two troop shelters and a portacabin - at Lartington.

As part of Catterick Training Area, the Army wants to demolish the two existing Nissen Hut buildings and portacabin and replace them with new agricultural-type buildings for use as a training support building.

A design and access statement submitted with the application said the existing buildings had come to the end of their lives and were no longer fit for purpose.

If approved, the building would be constructed to the North-East of Battle Hill, and provide training before troops are deployed for active service.

It is currently used as a firing range which would not change.

The statement went on to say that there would be little impact on other factors as the use of the site is not changing.

The application was submitted on December 21 and is currently pending consideration.