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Consultations


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 see our Icon for pdf Consultation Statement (PDF, 165.1kb) .

Current consultations

Libraries For You

We want your views on our library service.

Durham Libraries For You: get involved

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 1 April 2022.


Chester-le-Street, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Stanley, Three Towns and Sniperley Masterplans and Durham City Framework

We are consulting on a series of draft masterplans to set out a vision and general principles for the future development of a number of the county's settlements.

Consultation on Chester-le-Street, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Stanley, Three Towns and Sniperley Masterplans and Durham City Framework

The closing date for comments is 4.30pm on Friday 14 January 2022.


Local Heritage List

Do you know of some much loved and iconic heritage in your local area which you would like to protect and celebrate for future generations? The Local Heritage List project aims to seek out County Durham's treasures.

The consultation will remain open so you can respond at any time.


Non-Assessed Services review

We are reviewing the 'drop in' (commissioned non-assessed) advice and guidance services for adult and health services.

Non-Assessed Services review

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on 31 March 2022. 


Planning

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 and feedback from them

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