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Consultations 2019


We consult on a range of issues on a regular basis. This page includes information on consultations carried out so far during 2019.

Climate emergency consultation

We wanted your views on how to tackle climate change.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Alcohol licensing in Durham City

We wanted your views on alcohol licensing in Durham City.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Friday 8 November 2019.

Former King James School site, Bishop Auckland

We wanted your views on the proposed change to the King James' School Foundation Trust to allow the trustees to look at alternative uses for the building.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Sunday 29 September 2019.

Health Visiting and School Nursing Service

This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on the review of our Health Visiting and School Nursing Service.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Street Work Permit Scheme

We are looking at introducing a single permit scheme for streetworks on our roads and footpaths.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Thursday 7 November 2019.

20mph part-time speed limit

We consulted on introducing 20mph part-time speed limits on the roads outside and around schools in County Durham.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Friday 23 August 2019.

Support for SEND and young people who need support to stay in education

Around one in six children and young people in County Durham have special educational needs or a disability (SEND) and some young people need extra support to stay in education. We wanted your views on how we spend our money to help them.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Long Term Empty Property Council Tax Premium

We reviewed our policy relating to council tax charges for empty properties and are want your views on proposals which would see the premium charge increased for long term empty properties.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Sunday 6 October 2019.

Residential Amenity Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

We are consulting on the second draft of this Supplementary Planning Document. It provides guidance on extensions and other domestic developments, and sets down guidance on the spaces required between new houses. 

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Friday 16 August 2019.

Durham 2035 - a vision for County Durham

We wanted your views on a vision for County Durham 2035.

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Tuesday 30 July 2019.

Polling districts and places (phase 2)

We wanted your feedback on any aspect of polling districts and polling places currently used in the county.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on 22 July 2019.

Durham History Centre

Have your say on our exciting plans for Mount Oswald Manor House.

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 28 July 2019.

Commissioning Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities

This consultation gave you the chance to have your say on how we will design, develop or buy services for people with learning disabilities.

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 30 June 2019.

Horden Masterplan options

We wanted your views on the options for the numbered streets in Horden village. 

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Thursday 4 July 2019.

Digital Durham 2019 broadband

We carried out a consultation to help us to identify areas that may be suitable for future public funding for superfast broadband.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Traffic sensitive streets review

As a street authority, we may designate certain streets (or parts of streets) as traffic sensitive. This means that any work on the street will have a big impact as there is a high level of use, and anyone who wants to do work on it must give a greater amount of warning and apply for a permit to get permission.

The consultation closed on 5.00pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

Statement of Licensing Policy

Review of our Statement of Licensing Policy which we must update every five years.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.

Allotments

Our revised allotment policy and tenancy agreement.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Sunday 31 March 2019.

Polling districts and places

We wanted your feedback on any aspect of polling districts and polling places currently used in the county.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on 31 March 2019.

Seaham conservation area

Proposed boundary changes for Seaham Conservation Area.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Thursday 28 March 2019.

County Durham Plan - pre submission draft

The plan set out a range of development proposals as well as planning policies for the county until 2035.

The consultation closed on Friday 8 March 2019.

Housing Strategy

This consultation gave you the opportunity to have your say on the updated strategy around housing in County Durham.

The consultation closed on Friday 8 March 2019.

Homelessness Strategy

This consultation gave you the opportunity to have your say on the updated strategy around homelessness in County Durham.

The consultation closed on Friday 8 March 2019.

Historic parks, gardens and landscapes of local interest

Historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes are an important part of the county's cultural heritage and are often of considerable scenic value. We wanted your views as we build our local list of sites.

The consultation closed on Friday 8 March 2019.

Seaham Townscape project (phase 2b)

You were invited to have your say on the next stags of plans to improve Seaham town centre.

The consultation closed at 5.00pm on Friday 22 February 2019.

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