The Durham City Neighbourhood Draft Plan public consultation, which ran from 17th May to 5th July 2019, has now closed. The deadline was extended by a week for reasons explained in this news item. Many thanks to everyone who responded.
The responses to the consultation will be posted on this website as soon as possible.
The Plan was originally produced by local volunteers who came together as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum. A previous draft of the Plan was subject to public consultation in November / December 2017. When the City of Durham Parish Council was created in April 2018 it assumed responsibility for completing the Plan. It carried out this further consultation to fulfil a legal requirement and to give people a chance to comment on the way in which the policies have been revised in response to the 2017 consultation.
The Draft Plan
Printed copies of the Draft Plan are available to read at:
- Clayport Library
- Town Hall
- County Hall
- the public exhibition events
You can comment on the draft Plan in a number of ways:
Attend a public exhibition event
- St John’s Nevilles Cross on Wednesday 22nd May 2pm to 6 pm
- St Giles Church Hall Monday 3rd June 3 pm to 7 pm
- St Nicholas’ Church Lower Hall Wednesday 12 June 3 pm to 7.30 pm
Representatives from the Parish Council’s team of volunteers will be there to explain the draft planning policies, to answer your questions, and to take note of your comments.
See a copy of the Draft Plan in the Clayport Library, the Town Hall or the County Hall and put your comments in the comments box there.
You can send your comments by:
- Email to the Parish Council at
- By post to the Parish Council at City of Durham Parish Council, Office 3, Clayport Library, 8 Millennium Place, Durham City DH1 1WA
- By writing comments on this website
Other documents associated with the Draft Plan
- The companion document ‘Looking Forwards’
- The Sustainability Appraisal
- The draft Consultation Statement
- The draft Basic Conditions Statement
Previous public comments on the Plan
If you want to see what people have said to past consultations on the Plan go to here.