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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Development Plan for County Durham


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

What does the Development Plan consist of?

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

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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