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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

City of Durham Trust Spring Talk 2024

Saturday 9th March, 2.00 pm in Elvet Riverside, ER140 Dr Anne Allen, Senior Manager Durham…

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Leazes Road Footbridge

Concerns about closure, and link to e-petition Read more and comment

Sniperley Park Inquiry starts 30th January

At Chester-le-Street cricket ground Read more and comment

Trust Autumn Talk, 2023

Durham Castle and Cathedral, Nine Years a World Heritage Coordinator Read more and comment

Sniperley Park: New appeal

Preliminary details of an inquiry into appeal relating to the Sniperley Park planning proposals Read more and comment

Supplementary Planning Documents

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