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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 see our Icon for pdf Consultation Statement (PDF, 156.6kb) .

Current consultations

Review of our Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling, stray dogs and dogs on leads

Our Dog Control Public Space Protection Order expires on 1 June 2020 and we want your views on extending it for three years.

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 24 April 2020.

Proposal to close the Trimdon Grange site of Bluebell Meadow Primary School

We want your views on our proposal to close the Trimdon Grange site of Bluebell Meadow Primary School on 31 August 2020.

The deadline for comments is 3 April 2020.

Licensing of privately rented homes in some areas of the county

We want your views on the proposed introduction of selective licensing.

The deadline for comments is 5.00pm on Sunday 24 May 2020.


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 and feedback from them

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

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