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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

Trust exhibition

at Durham Museum

Read more and comment

Boundary Commission Review

An acceptable compromise Read more and comment

Bent House Lane - Reserved matters

Amendments. Read more and comment

Trust Autumn Talk

6th December, 7pm, Elvet Riverside Read more and comment

Trust AGM Minutes

Minutes approved Read more and comment

Pelaw Wood now a nature reserve

Recent designation Read more and comment

PRESS RELEASE: Developers withdraw from Sniperley Park Public Inquiry

Inquiry has now been abandoned. Read more and comment