Council-run developer defends closure decision amid whistleblowing claims

By Dan Peters | 20 August 2020

The Northumberland Council-run developer at the centre of whistleblowing allegations has defended a decision that has led to a multi-million pound legal claim.

Farrans, the contractor on a £30m energy park, has launched a claim for losses after Advance Northumberland halted most work in late March amid the COVID-19 pandemic – before the Government ordered work to cease on construction sites.

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