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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

20mph part-time speed limit consultation

We are consulting on phase three of plans to introduce 20mph part-time speed limits on the roads outside and around schools in County Durham.

20mph part-time speed limit consultation

Closing date for responses is Friday 9 June 2017.

Garden waste collection service consultation 2017

We would like to hear your views on the garden waste collection service provided to residents of County Durham.

Garden waste collection service consultation

Closing date for comments is Friday 30 June 2017.

Council tax and care leavers consultation

We want your views on a proposal to offer care leavers an exemption from council tax until the age of 25.

Council tax and care leavers consultation

The closing date for responses is Wednesday 31 May 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: