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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 download our consultation and engagement strategy.

Current consultations

County Durham Plan, Housing Strategy and Homelessnees Strategy

These three documents will be available for consultation from 25 January. More information will be available from that date.

Proposal to merge Cotsford Infant and Junior Schools (phase two)

We are proposing to merge Cotsford Infant and Junior Schools into a single primary school in the existing premises of Cotsford Junior School and Horden One Point Hub from 1 September 2019. A public consultation ran from 19 November 2018 to 30 December 2018. A statutory public notice has now been issued.

The closing date for comments is Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Durham 2030 - our vision for the future

What do you want for County Durham by 2030? What are your hopes and ambitions for the place you live, work and/or visit? Take part in our consultation to help shape our vision for this future.

The closing date for comments is Monday 21 January 2019.


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:

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