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 AGM 2024

Details, minutes and accounts

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Unveiling of 173 Gilesgate award

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Ideas for Claypath site

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Trust AGM and lecture

6th June, Elvet Riverside ER140 Read more and comment

Local Nature Recovery Strategy

supporting the county's diverse range of landscapes and wildlife Read more and comment

Stronger Building Regulations

Strengthening standards Read more and comment