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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 see our Icon for pdf Consultation Statement (PDF, 156.6kb) .

Current consultations

Climate emergency consultation

We want your views on how to tackle climate change.

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

Alcohol licensing in Durham City

We want your views on alcohol licensing in Durham City.

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

Street Work Permit Scheme

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

The consultation closes at 5.00pm on Thursday 7 November 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 want your views on how we spend our money to help them.

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


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:

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