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

PRESS RELEASE: Akyley Heads Police Radio Mast

Objection to its demolition Read more and comment

Trust AGM: 1st October

Location, agenda and minutes Read more and comment

Toll House Road - August Asset of the Month

Asset of the month for August Read more and comment


Pavement/footpath provision and minimum width Read more and comment

Common land - July Asset of the Month

Asset of the month for July Read more and comment

Bent House Lane: further objections

Reserved matters application fails against policies in the Durham County Plan Read more and comment