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.
Looking to a post-Covid sustainable future
Durham University and our Climate Change Champion are working with the Durham Energy Institute to get your views on how we recover from the pandemic:
- How do we learn from the lessons of lockdown - are there any positive changes we should maintain?
- What do we need to do to ensure a 'green' recovery?
- What would a recovery which deals with / encourages climate awareness and action look like?
- What should we (realistically) doing?
Your suggestions will be published on the Durham University website as a pdf, putting your ideas out there for others, including us, to consider and discuss.
The closing date for comments is Tuesday 14 July 2020..
Gathering views about using digital technology to speak to a GP
The NHS in County Durham are conducting a survey about the different ways people can connect with a healthcare professional at their GP practice - whether it's at a face-to-face appointment or via telephone, online or video consultations - and would like to hear your thoughts.
The feedback you provide in the survey will help the NHS understand people's views on accessing their GP practice during the coronavirus outbreak, and will be added to a report that will be used to make improvements to services and encourage more people to use digital clinical consultations.
The closing date for comments is Friday 3 July 2020.
Create better street space in County Durham
Help us to identify locations in your neighbourhood that you feel need to have additional space provided temporarily to protect public health, by supporting social distancing in public spaces.
The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 31 July 2020.
County Durham Plan - Main Modifications document
The Inspector has asked that a consultation be carried out on the Main Modifications he considers may be necessary in order for the Plan to be found 'sound'.
The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020.
Our Cabinet agreed a consultation starting on 20 April 2020 on the future of this site. Due to Coronavirus, this consultation has been delayed.
Licensing of privately rented homes in some areas of the county
We want your views on the proposed introduction of selective licensing.
The closing date for comments is Sunday 2 August 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:
The deadline for comments is 2 August 2020.
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: