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Durham County Council

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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

Lettings Boards in Durham City

We are reviewing how Lettings Boards are displayed in Durham City.

The closing date for responses is Friday 17 February 2017.

Direct Payments for young, disabled people

We are consulting on a proposal to change the hourly rate paid to new service users from April 2017.

The closing date for responses is Friday 3 February 2017.

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

There are 44 such draft plans being developed across the country in response to NHS England's Five Year Forward View (5YFV), a national plan that sets out a vision for a better NHS. Visit the local  Clinical Commissioning Group websites to see a full STP summary and find an on-line survey to feedback your views.

The closing date for responses is Friday 20 January 2017.


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: