Councillors in Copt Hill are celebrating success this week, after winning an 18-month battle with a local housing developer over the state of a local road.

For months, residents on Henry Street in Hetton Downs have been complaining about the state of the road on the Henry Court development, built by Gleeson Homes, as part of a regeneration plan for the area. Development on the site, where the old Eppleton Estate used to stand, resulted in the deterioration of a main road in the area, which left many residents angry, and facing large repair bills for damage to their vehicles from driving on it.

Labour councillors in the area have worked closely with council officers to press Gleeson Homes for some time, to ensure the company takes steps to resurface the road. And last week, an agreement was rea