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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 download our consultation and engagement strategy.

Current consultations

LGBT+ health

We want to help improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in County Durham for our LGBT+ communities.

The consultation closes on Friday 29 June 2018.

Gambling Act

Have your say on the review of our Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles, also known as the "gambling policy".

The consultation closes on Friday 3 July 2018.

Durham City's riverbanks and garden walks 

We would like to hear your views and experiences of Durham's riverbanks and walks to the surrounding gardens.

The consultation closes on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

2018 National Rural Crime Survey

Have your say about rural crime in the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network, and help to provide a picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more can be done to make a difference to the lives of those who live and work in our rural communities.

The consultation closes on Sunday 10 June 2018.

20mph part-time speed limit

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

The consultation has a variety of closures dates through April and May, depending on the scheme.


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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