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We want to give everyone who lives in County Durham, works here or comes to visit, the chance to help improve our services and influence the decisions we make. One way that we do this is through holding consultations.

Before making significant changes to any of our services we ask the public for their views. This helps us ensure our services meet the needs of our communities. For details on how we consult with people, please download our consultation and engagement strategy.

Current consultations

Digital Strategy

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

The closing date for comments is Sunday 25 November 2018.

Council budget 2019/20

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

The closing date for comments is Friday 19 October 2018.

Area Action Partnership (AAP) priorities 2019-2021

Our AAPs are wanting 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 is Friday 30 November 2018.


We work on a variety of planning schemes across the county and some of these applications require a consultation process. Our Statement of Community Involvement explains how we consult on planning issues currently, including:

Previous consultations

When our consultations close, we analyse the information we receive and make decisions based on that information. Find out about previous consultations:

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