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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

Bent House Lane: further objections

Reserved matters application fails against policies in the Durham County Plan

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Common land

Asset of the month for July Read more and comment

Radical Dragons till 17th July

Exhibition at Brancepeth Castle; free entry Read more and comment

Blue plaques in the City

New and old Read more and comment

Cut the Clutter 11th to 17th July

Identify and report street clutter Read more and comment

Miners Gala 9th July 2022

Photos of the event Read more and comment