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Development Plan for County Durham


Find information about our Development Plan, which sets out how planning and development in County Durham is managed.

What the Development Plan is

The development plan for County Durham is made up of a number of documents. This includes the County Durham Plan, together with Neighbourhood Plans, which have subsequently been 'made' (or adopted) for certain areas which sit alongside the County Durham Plan policies, as well as the Minerals Local Plan, and the Waste Local Plan.

County Durham Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plans

Minerals and Waste Local Plans

National planning guidance

National planning guidance can also inform decisions on planning proposals. The most recent national planning guidelines are:

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