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Consultations 2018


We consult on a range of issues on a regular basis. This page includes information on consultations carried out so far during 2018.

Durham 2030 - our vision for the future

What do you want for County Durham by 2030? What are your hopes and ambitions for the place you live, work and/or visit? Take part in our consultation to help shape our vision for this future.

The closing date for comments is Friday 18 January 2019.

Speed management strategy

This consultation gives you the opportunity to have your say on the proposed updates to how we set speed limits and address speeding issues within County Durham.

The closing date for comments is Thursday 10 January 2019.

Proposal to merge Cotsford Infant and Junior Schools

We want your views on our proposal to merge Cotsford Infant and Junior Schools into a single primary school in the existing premises of Cotsford Junior School and Horden One Point Hub from 1 September 2019.

The closing date for comments is Sunday 30 December 2018.

Seaham Townscape Heritage Project (phase 2)

You were invited to have your say on plans to improve Seaham town centre.

The closing date for responses was Friday 30 November 2018.

Area Action Partnership (AAP) priorities 2019-2021

Our AAPs wanted the views of local residents across the county to support them to identify the key themes that the AAPs and its partners should work on between 2019 and 2021.

The closing date for comments was Friday 30 November 2018.

Digital Strategy

We wanted your views on how we can make our services easier for you to access digitally.

The closing date for comments was Sunday 25 November 2018.

Council budget 2019/20

We wanted your views on our budget for 2019/20.

The closing date for comments was Friday 19 October 2018.

Children and Young People's Strategy

We wanted your views on the draft Children and Young People's Strategy and its vision for the future.

The closing date for comments was Sunday 21 September 2018.

Supporting children to achieve and maintain a healthy weight 

We wanted your thoughts on how we can support children in not becoming overweight and staying at a healthy weight.

The closing date for comments was Friday 14 September 2018.

Strategic Cycling and Walking Delivery Plan 2018-2028

We wanted your views on our draft Strategic Cycling and Walking Delivery Plan 2018-2028, which will replace the County Durham Cycling Strategy from November 2018.

The closing date for comments was Friday 7 September 2018.

Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Local Transformation Plan

The draft plan for 2018-2020 was available for comment.

The closing date for comments was Friday 7 September 2018.

Brighter Bishop Auckland masterplan

We wanted the views of the communities in Bishop Auckland to help develop a masterplan for the town centre.

The closing date for comments was Monday 20 August 2018.

County Durham Plan

We wanted your views on the County Durham Plan.

The consultation closed at 4.30pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

County Durham Plan evidence base

We consulted on a number of documents that will inform the County Durham Plan.

The consultations closed at 4.30pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

Chester-le-Street Masterplan

We wanted the views of the communities in Chester-le-Street to help develop a masterplan for the town centre and surrounding areas.

The consultation closed at 4.30pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

Broadband phase 2

We wanted your views on where superfast broadband should be prioritised in the region.

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 29 July 2018.

Special guardianships

We proposed changes from 1 August 2018 to our Special Guardianship Order Policy, which also includes Child Arrangement Orders.

The consultation closed on Friday 27 July 2018.

Gambling Act

We asked you to have your say on the review of our Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles, also known as the "gambling policy".

The consultation closed on Friday 6 July 2018.

Horden masterplan

We wanted the views of the communities of Horden to help develop a masterplan for the numbered streets Horden village.

The consultation closed on Thursday 5 July 2018.

LGBT+ health

We want to help improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in County Durham for our LGBT+ communities.

The consultation closed on Friday 29 June 2018.

Durham City's riverbanks and garden walks 

We would like to hear your views and experiences of Durham's riverbanks and walks to the surrounding gardens.

The consultation closed on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

20mph part-time speed limit

We consulted on introducing 20mph part-time speed limits on the roads outside and around schools in County Durham.

The consultations had a variety of closures dates through April, May and June, depending on the scheme.

Superfast broadband survey

We carried out a consultation to help us to identify areas that may be suitable for future public funding for superfast broadband.

Closing date for comments was Saturday 21 April 2018. 

Proposal to strengthen how we support children with sensory impairment

We proposed to strengthen how we support children with sensory impairment and wanted your views.

Closing date for comments was Friday 20 April 2018. 

Proposal to close the Sherburn Hill site of Sherburn Primary School 

We are proposing to close the Sherburn Hill site of Sherburn Primary School on 31 August 2018 and wanted your views. 

A statutory notice was issued and the closing date for comments was Thursday 5 April 2018.

Proposal for a new railway station at Horden

We wanted to share more detail of how we have progressed with the development of a new rail station for Horden.

Closing date for comments was Monday 26 March 2018.

Live streaming of council meetings 

We are considering the live streaming of some council meetings in the future and want your views.

Closing date for responses was Wednesday 7 March 2018.

You can read more about future proposals at Online council meetings

Durham History Centre

You were invited to have your say on proposals for a new history centre for Durham.

The closing date for comments was Sunday 18 February 2018.

Proposal to merge Wingate Infant and Wingate Junior schools 

We are proposing to merge Wingate Infant and Wingate Junior schools into a single primary school on existing school sites from 1 September 2018. 

The closing date for the statutory public notice was 8 February 2018.

Chester-le-Street flood prevention

We asked for your views on a proposed scheme to help reduce the risk of flooding in Chester-le-Street.

The closing date for comments was 11 February 2018.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) consultation

We wanted your views to help update our 3 yearly assessment of pharmaceutical services.

The closing date for comments was 26 January 2018.

Changes to financial assessments for non-residential care services

We are proposing changes in the way in which non-residential care services are financially assessed and want your views on these proposals.

The consultation closed on 14 January 2018.

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