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Consultations


We want to give everyone who lives in County Durham, works here or comes to visit, the chance to help improve our services and influence the decisions we make. One way that we do this is through holding consultations.

Before making significant changes to any of our services we ask the public for their views. This helps us ensure our services meet the needs of our communities. For details on how we consult with people, please download our consultation and engagement strategy.

Short breaks for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

We would like your views on shaping a new community short breaks offer, that will improve access to short breaks for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

The closing date for responses is 4 December 2017.

Seaham Townscape Heritage Project

We want to give you the opportunity to comment on the importance of heritage to Seaham and to get your views about our proposals to apply for Townscape Heritage Funding.

The closing date for responses is 6 November 2017.

20mph part-time speed limits

We are consulting on plans to introduce 20mph part-time speed limits on the roads outside schools in Horden, Easington and Peterlee.

The closing date for comments is 29 September 2017.

Planning

We work on a variety of planning schemes across the county and some of these applications require a consultation process. Our Statement of Community Involvement explains how we consult on planning issues currently, including:

Previous consultations

When our consultations close, we analyse the information we receive and make decisions based on that information. Find out about previous consultations: