As part of this the council has approved plans to create more value from its land and buildings .
* Relocationg Crooksbarn Primary School to the site of the Education Centre in Norton to increase pupil capacity . The existing Crooksbarn site can then be sold for redevelopment .
* The creation of a playing pitches hub with changing facilities on the former Norton School site . The informal playing pitches on Yarm Rd and Darlington Back Lane will be relocated to Norton School site .
* The redevelpment of the former Blaskeston School site for much needed cemetary space along with improved open access space and a residential development .
*The creation of a small vocational education facility , high quality public open space and a residential development on the former Billingham campus school site .
* Promoting oppurtunities for community organsiations to take ownership and operate a number of community centres
Each of these developments will be subject to further review and consultation through individual planning applications . In some cases , approvals are also required from the Government .