The City of Durham Trust

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will take place on Wednesday 10th May at 7:15pm in Room 141, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet.The main items of business will be to consider the Annual Report along with the 2016 Accounts, and to elect trustees. A full agenda is in the Annual Report.

The AGM will be followed at 8pm by a talk An update on the City of Durham Neighbourhood Plan, given by Roger Cornwell, who chairs the Neighbourhood Planning Forum as well as the Trust.


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The City of Durham Trust is a membership organisation, and if you care about Durham City you should consider joining us, to support the work we do and influence our policies.

Standard membership costs just £15 a year, with a lower rate of £10 for retired people and discounted joint membership. Life membership is available for £200. This page has an online membership form.

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The County Durham Plan

Trust responds to the Issues and Options consultation

After receiving legal advice, Durham County Council has been obliged to start preparing the County Durham Plan from the beginning, at the Issues and Options stage. (For the background to all this, see New readers start here)

The City of Durham Trust has now submitted responses on 40 separate matters raised in the Council’s Issues and Options consultation, which ended on August 8th. You can read all of them here. Among the points we make are:

The County Durham Plan is important for everyone in County Durham because it will set out the new development that is planned for the county. It contains allocations which show where development will take place and how it will be managed. The Plan also contains policies for determining planning applications. As long as there is planning uncertainty developers will seek to exploit this by pursuing their financial interests regardless of the needs of local communities.