The Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Forum (NPF) is an officially-sanctioned group of volunteers who live or work in Durham City. We are producing a Neighbourhood Plan with the vision:

Durham City’s potential as a beautiful historic City will be realised through policy and action to improve and protect its qualities and by creating a diverse and resilient economy with attractive, healthy and affordable places to live. It will be supported by modern infrastructure, protected by adaptation to climate change and enriched by community engagement in its future.

The consultation on the draft Plan as now closed. However, the Plan is still available for viewing as downloadable pdf files or on the Web

We thank everyone who has sent in a response.

All the responses are now available for public viewing here and the categorisation of the responses here.

The next stage for the Plan is as follows:

  • to analyse the responses and to amend the draft plan as applicable
  • to place the results of this process into the public domain

The content of the draft Plan is based on the views of people who live, work, or run a business in Durham City. Go to ‘Your priorities’ for further details.

Minutes of the Forum meetings and the Working Group meetings are available.

Our Neighbourhood: Our area of operation is the Durham City wards of Nevilles Cross, Elvet and Gilesgate, and the part of Durham South on the City side of the River Wear (the other half is in the parish of Shincliffe). Put another way, that’s most of Durham City, but not Framwellgate Moor, Newton Hall, Gilesgate Moor or Belmont. You can use the form at the top of the right-hand column to see if you are in this area, and there’s also a map.

There is some more background information here.

Comments are closed.