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

Consultation on NE Active Travel

The Trust's response Read more and comment

Consultation on the NPPF

Our response Read more and comment

Friends of St Margaret's Churchyard

Read more and comment

PRESS RELEASE: Student housing

No shortfall in Durham Read more and comment

New book review

Very relevant to past and present issues in the City Read more and comment

Boundary Commission Review

An acceptable compromise Read more and comment