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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

County Durham Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocations Document (stage two)

We are preparing a new planning document called the Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocation Document (Draft Plan). The document has now reached its Draft Plan stage and we want your comments on it.

Consultation on the County Durham Minerals and Waste Policies and Allocations Document (stage two)

The closing date for comments is 4.30pm on 5 November 2021.

Non-Assessed Services review

We are reviewing the 'drop in' (commissioned non-assessed) advice and guidance services for adult and health services.

Non-Assessed Services review

The closing date for comments is 31 March 2022. 

The cost of leisure centres

We want your views on how we can improve access to our leisure centres for low income households.

Consultation on the cost of leisure centres

The closing date for comments is Thursday 30 September 2021 at 5.00pm.


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 and feedback from them

When our consultations close, we analyse the information we receive and make decisions based on that information. Find out about previous consultations: