The City of Durham Trust is a local civic society and registered charity.

Our purpose is to celebrate, protect and enhance the heritage and landscape of the City.

The Trust is dedicated to giving a strong and independent voice to ordinary people who:

  • care about where they live and everything that makes the City of Durham such a special place;
  • have a store of knowledge and want to make a meaningful contribution;
  • want to participate in and influence planning in order to keep the City distinctive and liveable;
  • are keen to balance heritage and growth and to put sustainability at the heart of planning for the City.

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE: Bent House Lane

Development falls well short of both Local Plan and National standards

Read more and comment

Trust's spring talk

20th May, 2pm Read more and comment

Sniperley Park - Bellway's application

Trust considers this should be refused Read more and comment

Parish Council wins award

Quality Parish Council Award status Read more and comment

Air quality in the Elvet Triangle

Responses from a community meeting Read more and comment

Supplementary Planning Documents

The Trust's responses to consultations on SPDs Read more and comment