Durham park and ride scheme expanded

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A PARK-AND-RIDE scheme is to be expanded to cope with major events.

Plans to create an extra 145 parking spaces for the Durham network at Belmont, near the A1(M), have been approved by councillors.

Officials told a planning meeting the spaces were needed for events such as the Durham Miners’ Gala and Lumiere Light Festival.

The expansion will be on land east of the existing car park, which has 424 spaces.