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Consultations 2020


We consult on a range of issues on a regular basis. This page includes information on consultations carried out so far during 2020.

Stanley Masterplan

We are working with Stanley Town Council to develop a masterplan for Stanley's town centre and the parish wards of Annfield, Catchgate, Craghead and South Stanley, Havannah, South Moor, Stanley Hall and Tanfield. We want to ensure that the masterplan is meaningful, locally distinctive and relevant to the needs of local residents, businesses, visitors and investors. It will cover housing, jobs, the environment, transport, schools and healthcare.

The closing date for comments was Monday 18 January 2021


Community Equipment Service

Have you used the Community Equipment Service in the last 18 months? The service provides a wide range of equipment to people who need it as part of their recovery from periods of illness or injury, as well as for those with longer term needs (who may need changes to their home). Darlington Borough Council, County Durham CCG, Tees Valley CCG and ourselves are interested in your views as we are carrying out a review to improve the service.

The closing date for comments was Friday 22 January 2021.


Proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College (phase two)

Have your say on the proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College into a single secondary school on the site of Durham Community Business College from 12 April 2021.

Consultation on proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College

The closing date for comments was Thursday 24 December 2020.


Proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools (phase two)

Have your say on the proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools with effect from 1 September 2021.

Consultation on proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools

The closing date for comments was Thursday 24 December 2020.


North East Transport Plan

Have your say on the our region's first transport plan which includes proposed schemes in Durham.

North East Transport Plan consultation

The closing date for comments was 11.59pm on Thursday 14 January 2021.


Location of leisure centres at Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Seaham

We wanted your views on the location of Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Seaham leisure centres.

Consultation on leisure centres at Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Seaham

The closing date for comments was Sunday 6 December 2020.


Facilities and activities in our leisure centres

We consulted on the facilities and activities in each leisure centre and we would like you to have your say.

Facilities and activities in our leisure centres

The closing date for comments was Sunday 6 December 2020.


Adoption allowances

We are reviewing how we calculate the initial and annual payments of adoption allowances.

Consultation on adoption allowances

The closing date for comments was Monday 30 November 2020.


Proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College

Have your say on the proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College into a single secondary school on the site of Durham Community Business College from 12 April 2021.

Consultation on proposal to merge Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College

The closing date for comments was Sunday 15 November 2020.


Proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools

Have your say on the proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools with effect from 1 September 2021. This will be achieved by closing Windlestone as a registered school and expanding Elemore Hall so that it operates across the existing sites of both schools.

Consultation on proposal to make changes to Elemore Hall and Windlestone Schools

The closing date for comments was Sunday 15 November 2020.


Durham History Centre phase 3

Have your say on your expectations of a visit to the new history centre.

Durham History Centre phase 3 consultation

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 25 October 2020.


Oversubscription criteria for secondary school admissions

We are proposing to change the oversubscription criteria for admission to community secondary schools and those academies who use the council's oversubscription criteria from 2022/2023 and want your views.

Consultation on proposed change to secondary school admission arrangements 2022/2023

The closing date for comments was Friday 18 December 2020.


Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

We are reviewing our Taxi Policy and want your views on the proposed changes.

Review of our Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

The closing date for comments was midnight on Sunday 29 November 2020.


Create better street space in County Durham

We wanted you to help us identify locations in your neighbourhood that you felt needed to have additional space provided temporarily to protect public health, by supporting social distancing in public spaces.

Help us create better street space in County Durham

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 31 July 2020.


County Durham Plan - Main Modifications document

The Inspector asked that a consultation be carried out on the Main Modifications he considers may be necessary in order for the Plan to be found 'sound'.

County Durham Plan - Main Modifications document

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020.


Proposal to close the Trimdon Grange site of Bluebell Meadow Primary School

We wanted your views on our proposal to close the Trimdon Grange site of Bluebell Meadow Primary School on 31 August 2020. A public consultation ran from 10 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. A statutory public notice was issued for four weeks from 23 April 2020.

Proposal to close the Trimdon Grange site of Bluebell Meadow Primary School

The deadline for comments was 21 May 2020.


Review of our Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling, stray dogs and dogs on leads

Our Dog Control Public Space Protection Order expires on 1 June 2020 and we want your views on extending it for three years.

Review of our Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling, stray dogs and dogs on leads

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 24 April 2020.


Supporting young people to have an independent voice

We want your views on the way forward with our independent young people's advocacy service.

Consultation on supporting young people to have an independent voice

The deadline for comments was 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020.


Road safety

We want your views on the way forward with our Road Safety Strategy.

Consultation on road safety in the county

The deadline for comments was 10.00pm on Sunday 29 March 2020.


Licensing of privately rented homes in some areas of the county

We want your views on the proposed introduction of selective licensing.

Consultation on licensing of privately rented homes in some areas of the county

The closing date for comments was Sunday 2 August 2020.


Durham City Bus Station

We wanted your views on the redevelopment of Durham City Bus Station.

Consultation on Durham Bus Station

The deadline for comments was 10.00pm on Sunday 9 February 2020.


The future of the former Easington Colliery School site

We wanted your views on the future of the Easington Colliery School site and the potential for its demolition.

The future of the former Easington Colliery School site

The deadline for comments was 5.00pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

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