Please see the following link below for the latest advice from Durham County Council on the coronavirus outbreak:
Please see below a further update from Durham County Council on what actions they are taking on the coronavirus (update as of 18th March 2020)
In line with the County Council and other organisations, the decision has been taken to cancel all meetings of the Parish Council until further notice.
We will be reviewing this regularly and will take a view on events beyond the end of March. The Parish Clerk is still contactable via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support with this.
The following key decisions were made at the February Full Council meeting of the City of Durham Parish Council:
Notice is hereby given that, due to the death of Cllr Judith Atkinson, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. The Notice of Vacancy can be found here:
The City of Durham Parish Council is sad to announce the death of popular Elvet and Gilesgate Parish Councillor Judith Atkinson.
Coun. Atkison sadly passed away at home on 31st January following a short illness. Condolences were expressed across the Council at the sudden passing of our beloved colleague Judith.
Chair of the City of Durham Parish Council Elizabeth Scott led the tributes: “Since her successful election in May 2018, Judith volunteered much of her time to make Durham a better place for everyone and she distinguished herself as an exceptionally caring, warm-hearted and hardworking member of our Council. Judith will be especially remembered for her brilliant contribution to our Council’s Environment Committee and the work she did to launch our very popular business frontage awards for Christmas; a first in the City and something we are keen to continue”.
Coun. Scott added: “Councillors and staff at the Parish Council have expressed to me their real shock and sadness at Judith’s passing in the last few days. We have extremely fond memories of working with Judith and she will be extremely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judith’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time”.
At the funeral on 15th February, a poem written by Coun. Atkinson herself, titled “the Eternal Optimist” was read by her son and attendees made donations to Blind Life in Durham – an organisation dear to Judith’s heart – at the family’s request.
The City of Durham Parish Council has responded to the proposed new bus station plans for North Road. A copy of the Parish Council’s full response can be found here:
Please see the key decisions taken at the Full Council meeting in January 2020 here: City of Durham Parish Council updates – January 2020
The Parish Council has responded to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders as set out below.
Please find details of the Parish Council’s response here: Response to Framwelgate Waterside TRO
If you wish to make any comments on the plans, please do so by 31st January 2020 to Steven.Muse@durham.gov.uk
Details of the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders
‘no waiting and no loading at any time’ (double yellows with kerb ticks) – to reduce obstructive parking and improve accessibility along the section of highway. (shown with Dark Blue Hatching)
‘Coach Drop off/ Pick up’ bays (white dashes with BUSES lettering) – to allow for coaches to drop off tourists to allow them easy walking access to the City.
‘Blue Badge Holder Only’ Bays (white dashes with DISABLED lettering) – to allow blue badge holders parking availability in this location. (shown with Light Blue Hatching)
‘Pay and Display and Permit Holders Only (Zone G) 8am-6pm – to give parking availability to road users to use the amenities. (shown with Black Hatching)
Non-Traffic Regulation Order Restrictions – Does not need a consultation process as statutory right to introduce, however your feedback would be gratefully received.
‘Bus Stop’ (yellow box and lettering) – For the Cathederal Bus service use only.
Engineering Construction Work (Coach Parking General Arrangement Plan)
Carriageway realignment and associated footway provision to accommodate a roundabout where Framwelgate Waterside meets Frankland Lane and Sidegate to improve general traffic manoeuvres and allow coaches to turn and access the proposed coach parking bay.
Footway provision in the area of the proposed Cathedral bus stop and coach parking bay to ensure safe and accessible pedestrian boarding and alighting areas.
Carriageway widenings to improve carriageway suitability for passing vehicles.
Notice of publication of Durham City Neighbourhood Plan proposal under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011
You will recall being consulted on the draft Durham City Neighbourhood Plan in the Spring of 2019.
The Neighbourhood Plan sets down guidance for development within the City of Durham Parish over the next 15 years. The Plan has been developed by the Parish Council incorporating feedback from residents, businesses and interested parties and from the review of a range of supporting documents. It is a comprehensive plan including policies on Sustainable Development, Historic Environment, Green Infrastructure, Employment and Town Centres, Housing, Transport, and Community Facilities.
The Durham City Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the submission draft stage, the final consultation before it undergoes an examination by an independent examiner. If approved by the examiner, a referendum will then be held in the Parish to decide if it should be adopted as part of the statutory Development Plan for the area.
The submission consultation is run by Durham County Council, who will publicise the Plan and its supporting documents for comment from Monday 6 January 2020 to Monday 17 February 2020. The plan and supporting documents can be seen online at http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/18184/Neighbourhood-planning-what-s-happening-and on the Parish Council website Neighbourhood Plan page: http://npf.durhamcity.org.uk/the-plan/
Hard copies are available for inspection at:
The County Council Offices, Durham County Council, County Hall, DH1 5UZ (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm)
Clayport Library, 8 Millennium Pl, Durham, DH1 1WA
(Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 7pm; Saturdays 9 am – 5pm)
Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ
(Monday to Friday 9am – 5:00pm)
If you are unable to view the plan at either venue please contact the Spatial Policy Team (details below) and we will arrange for a copy to be posted out to you free of charge.
Having your say
Representations may be made by a number of methods:
Telephone: 03000 261908
Post: Spatial Policy (Rm 4/24-35), Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UQ
Comments must be received by 5pm 17 February 2020
Any representations may include a request to be notified regarding Durham County Council’s decision under Regulation 19 to “make” the submitted Durham City Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for County Durham.