Chapter 4: Planning Policies and Proposals for Land Use

4.1 The ‘Planning Policies and Proposals for Land Use’ are given in this chapter, organised under the six themes:

Theme 1: A City with a sustainable future

Theme 2: A beautiful and historic City

(a) Heritage

(b) Green infrastructure

Theme 3: A City with a diverse and resilient economy

Theme 4: A City with attractive and affordable places to live

Theme 5: A City with a modern and sustainable transport infrastructure

Theme 6: A City with an enriched community life

Map and Images Copyright and Acknowledgements

4.2 The Neighbourhood Plan contains two numbered map sequences. The Proposals Maps relate to designations within policies and have planning weight. The other maps are for information or illustration.

4.3 All of the Proposals Maps and many of the other maps have the same base map supplied by Ordnance Survey under the terms of our Public Sector Geospatial Agreement. They are copyright and one of the following copyright notices applies:

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4.5 These base maps have information overlaid on them, some generated by the Neighbourhood Planning Working Party, some provided by Durham County Council. Zoomable versions of these maps (with details of maps with Durham County Council information) are available at

4.6 Map 7 of Durham in the late medieval period in Appendix A is from the book ‘Durham: 1000 Years of History’ by Martin Roberts (ISBN 978-0-7524-2537-5) and we are grateful to Martin for freely giving us permission to use it.

4.7 All images are provided by volunteers on the Working Party except for the image at the top of the transport theme (provided by Douglas Pocock), the aerial photo of the City on the front cover (provided by Andrew and Clare Edge), the photo of the former MP provided by her office and the photo of the Chair of the City of Durham Parish Council provided by the Parish Clerk. We have their permission to include these but they still retain their own copyright.

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