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View and comment on planning applications

Search for planning application information. View the current status of any application and comments / objections submitted. Post comments or objections online, or to the case officer, if the consultation period is open.


You don't need to register to view applications, but registration is required to do the following:

  • Make a comment about an application.
  • Receive email notifications of new planning applications based on your search criteria.

If you do want to make a comment please be aware of our moderation policy.

Phased introduction

The new system is being phased in, so the following instructions apply:

Applications from 14 February

Planning applications for any area of the county, submitted from 14 February onwards, can be viewed on the County Durham planning applications page.

Applications before 14 February

Planning applications submitted before this date can be viewed as follows until they are transferred to the new system.

Area of countyPlanning system linkContact
Barnard Castle areaBarnard Castle area planning applicationsPlanning - South/West
Chester-le-Street areaCounty Durham planning applicationsPlanning - North
Consett areaCounty Durham planning applicationsPlanning - North
Crook areaCrook area planning applicationsPlanning - South/West
Durham City areaCounty Durham planning applicationsPlanning - Central/East
Easington areaCounty Durham planning applicationsPlanning - Central/East
Sedgefield areaSedgefield area planning applicationsPlanning - South/West

Major developments 

These are planning applications which have the potential to affect large areas of the county eg large housing developments, supermarket or town centre developments, renewable energy schemes, mining or quarrying proposals.

 Planning system linkContact
Major development applications after 7 November 2013 - start with ref CECounty Durham planning applicationsPlanning - Strategic
Major development applications up to 7 November 2013 - start with ref CMA  Strategic/countywide planning applicationsStrategic/countywide planning applicationsPlanning - Strategic