Durham County Cricket Club's floodlight plans spark protests
Planners will decide next week whether or not Durham County Cricket Club can install six 180ft (55m) high floodlight masts at the Emirates International Cricket Ground in Chester-le-Street.
More than 100 people have objected to the plan, including the Earl of Scarborough who owns neighbouring 14th Century Lumley Castle.
The cricket club says the lights are essential to ensure the ground can compete with other international cricket grounds.
But objectors believe the masts will be a blight on the landscape with one likening them to a "scene out of War of the Worlds".
BBC Look North's Jeff Brown reports.
23 Apr 2015
- From the section Tyne & Wear