Approval has been given for a huge data storage facility which could create dozens of jobs. Construction of the Lloyds TSB data centre on the outskirts of Darlington could also involve between 600 and 1,000 workers. Members of Darlington Borough Council's planning committee heard that if the data centre is constructed at the site at Whessoe Grange Farm it could establish the town as a leading area in the field of data storage and create a number of secondary employment opportunities.
The site would consist of four huge buildings containing banks of computers on which Lloyds customer details will be stored.Lloyds has said it is looking at a number of possible sites across the country for the facility, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds to build. No decision has been made about where to site it.
Source: Northern Echo