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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

County Durham boundary review

The Local Government Boundary Commission is asking for residents' views on a proposed new pattern of electoral divisions for the council.

Have your say on County Durham boundary review

The closing date for comments is Monday 30 January 2023.


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

We are preparing a new planning document called the Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document. It has now reached its final stage of consultation and we want your comments on it.

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

The closing date for comments is 4.30pm on 13 January 2023.


Budget proposals for 2023/24

Have your say on proposed budget savings and council tax rates for next year (2023/24).

Consultation on our budget proposals for 2023/24


Oral health promotion strategy

We're producing a new oral health promotion strategy for County Durham which will shape work to improve our resident's oral health for the next five years. We want to hear your views on what's proposed.

Consultation on a new oral health promotion strategy

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Monday 9 January 2023.


Getting around Sedgefield and Fishburn survey

Take part in a travel survey for Sedgefield, Fishburn, Mordon, Bradbury, Thorpe Larches and the surrounding area (the Sedgefield ward of County Durham).

Getting around Sedgefield and Fishburn survey

The closing date is comments is 5.00pm on Monday 16 January 2023.


Physical activity in County Durham

Are you less active than you were? Do you want to be more active but do not know where to start, or you want to know what help is available for you in County Durham? This is your opportunity to help us to understand how we can help you to be more active in your everyday life.

Have your say on physical activity in County Durham

The closing date is comments is 5.00pm on 5 December 2022.


Housing and environmental issues - working together to improve your local area - Wheatley Hill

We want to hear from residents living in areas where we aim to target services to improve housing and the environment.

Housing and environmental issues - consultation on working together to improve Wheatley Hill

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Saturday 24 December 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:

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