About the County Durham Plan
Find out about the County Durham Plan (CDP) - what it is, how it will benefit the county and the people who live, work and visit here and how you can get involved in shaping it?
Why do we need a plan?
All councils are expected to have what's known as a Local Plan, ours will be called the County Durham Plan.
Once in place, the County Durham Plan will set out the new development planned for the county, where it will take place and how it will be managed. This will include potential sites for businesses and houses as well as everything that supports them, such as roads, shops, utilities and education.
The plan will also contain policies for how we determine planning applications.
When will it be happening?
We've come up with an outlineto progress the plan which was approved at our Cabinet meeting on 15 November 2017.
The timetable includes consultation stages
Review progress and re-start the plan process
Cabinet agree Preferred Options
Cabinet agree Pre-submission Draft
Full council agree submission
Examination in Public (Strategic Issues)
Examination in Public (Site Allocations)
It is designed to put a sound plan in place as soon as possible while making sure we take time to listen to everyone's views.
How can I get involved in the County Durham Plan?
The get involved page lists our current CDP consultations and details about how you can contact us with your comments.
What's happened so far?
You can find details of the process to date on our County Durham Plan - what's happened so far? page.
Other relevant strategies, policies and plans
- Spatial Policy
- Spatial Policy
- 03000 261 908
Our address is:
- Room 4/24
- Durham County Council
- County Hall
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ