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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Durham City Local Plan

The City of Durham Local Plan sets out the development strategy for the former district and the land use policies and allocations required to deliver this strategy.

The Local Plan is a key component of the Development Plan for the former district and is therefore a material consideration during the determination of planning applications.

Icon for pdf Durham City local plan (PDF, 1.5mb)


As of September 2007 if you are looking at any of the district local plans you will also need to look at the saved policies list to determine which policies remain valid, as not all policies have been saved and the text of the plans has not been updated.

Student accommodation - new from September 2016

Please note an Article 4 Direction has been confirmed for a defined area of Durham City for student accommodation (purpose built and houses in multiple occupation) from 16 September 2016. Find out more on the Multiple occupancy homes page.

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