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Consultations 2021


We consult on a range of issues on a regular basis. This page includes information on consultations carried out so far during 2021.

We are preparing a new planning document called the Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document (Draft Plan). The document has now reached its Draft Plan stage and we want your comments on it.

County Durham Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocations Document (stage two)

We are preparing a new planning document called the Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document (Draft Plan). The document has now reached its Draft Plan stage and we want your comments on it.

Consultation on the County Durham Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocations Document (stage two)

The closing date for comments is 4.30pm on 5 November 2021.


We are Undefeatable

We want people with long term health conditions to help us to understand how we can support and encourage them to be more active.

We are Undefeatable survey

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.


The cost of leisure centres

We want your views on how we can improve access to our leisure centres for low income households.

Consultation on the cost of leisure centres

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.


Broadband coverage - public review

We are carrying out a public review to help identify areas in the North East of England, Scottish and North Yorkshire borders that may be suitable for future public funding for gigabit capable broadband.

Broadband coverage - Public Review

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 18 July 2021.


Gambling Act

This consultation gave you the chance to have your say on the review of our Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles, also known as the "gambling policy".

Gambling Act consultation

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 1 August 2021.


Gypsy Roma Travel (GRT) Education service

Some members of the GRT Education team are to be moved into a wider SEND team role. We are carrying out a targeted consultation with the GRT community through direct contact with GRT families, home educated families, and services and voluntary organisations who support GRT communities in County Durham.

The feedback we receive will help us to understand the impact of the proposed change to service users and what we need in place to continue to provide a quality service to GRT families. A decision will be made by Children and Young People's Services by September 2021.

The closing date for the consultation was 6 July 2021.


Broadband coverage - Open Market Review

We are carrying out an Openreach Market Review (OMR) to help identify areas in the North East of England that may be suitable for future public funding for gigabit capable broadband.

Broadband coverage - Open Market Review

The closing date for information was 5.00pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021.


The Household Impact of Covid-19

Have your say on how you've coped during Covid-19. Gateshead Council are carrying out a regional survey.

The Household Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The closing date for comments was 28 March 2021.


Active travel in Newton Aycliffe

We want your thoughts on a scheme in Newton Aycliffe at A167 Moore Lane to St Cuthbert's Way and Aycliffe Village to offer increased walking and cycling space for everyday journeys.

Have your say on a new active travel route in Newton Aycliffe

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Monday 1 March 2021.


Proposal to merge Ox Close Primary School and Oxclose Nursery School (phase two)

Have your say on the proposal to merge Ox Close Primary School and Oxclose Nursery School into one primary school on the Durham Road site of the former Tudhoe Grange Comprehensive School from 1 September 2024.

Consultation on proposal to merge Ox Close Primary School and Oxclose Nursery School (phase two)

The closing date for comments was Friday 26 February 2021.


Making County Durham a safer place

We want your views on how we intend to keep County Durham a safe place to live, work and visit.

Consultation on making County Durham a safer place

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 21 February 2021.


Health and wellbeing in County Durham

This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on how we will improve health and wellbeing services across County Durham.

Consultation on health and wellbeing in County Durham

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 21 February 2021.


Parking and Accessibility Standards

We want your views on the County Durham Parking and Accessibility Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD seeks to provide an appropriate level of parking on all new developments which is properly designed for a variety of modes of transport.

Parking and Accessibility Standards consultation

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 26 February 2021.


Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document

This new planning document will eventually form part of the statutory development plan for County Durham and together with the County Durham Plan, it will be used to make decisions on planning applications for mineral working (quarrying and related development) and on new waste management facilities.

Consultation on our Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document (stage one)

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 26 February 2021.


Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in Mount Oswald, Belmont and Carrville

We are consulting on a proposal to make Houses in Multiple Occupancy require planning permission in Mount Oswald, Belmont and Carrville.

Consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in Mount Oswald, Belmont and Carrville

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 26 February 2021.