The public notice for the Finance Committee taking place on 7 December 2018 has been published.
The City of Durham Parish Council has requested that the national Planning Casework Unit calls the planning application for the erection of a new County Council Headquarters with associated car parking (inclusive of a multi-storey car park) with associated landscaping, highway and infrastructure works and demolition of existing structures into their office and that a decision is made by their unit. View the call-in request.
This will allow an Independent Inspector to make a decision on this application. This is based on the grounds that the parish council considers there is a conflict with national policies on important matters; substantial national controversy; and public confidence in objective, transparent and impartial planning decision-making.
Pending the County Council making a decision, we are ask the Planning Casework Unit to issue a holding direction.
The City of Durham Parish Council met on 5 September 2018 to consider and respond to the planning application concerning the proposed new Durham County Council HQ and associated works. View the parish council’s objection.
All parishioners of the Parish of the City of Durham and other interested parties are invited to attend a Parish Meeting being held on Monday 17 September 2018 in the Town Hall, Market Place, Durham from 7pm to 9pm.
Doors open at 6.30pm
1. Apologies for absence
2. Chair’s introduction
3. Durham County Council plans to erect a new civic building and multi-storey car park on The Sands, Durham.
4. Other urgent business affecting the parish.
Chair of City of Durham Parish Council
The meeting papers for the Extraordinary meeting of the City of Durham Parish Council have been published. For further details see our Agendas and Minutes page.
Elections to the new City of Durham Parish Council took place on 3 May 2018. The full details of the election results are detailed in the links below. The Councillors page on our site has been updated.
- Durham South – Declaration of Result
- Elvet and Gilesgate – Declaration of Result
- Nevilles Cross – Declaration of Result
Election information for the new City of Durham Parish Council is now available via Durham County Council’s website. This includes important information for both voters and potential candidates.
Please visit http://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamcityelection
Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in the upcoming City of Durham Parish Council election can now request a nomination pack. The election, which follows a Community Governance Review, will be held on Thursday, 3 May.
The new authority will be split into three wards with a total of 15 seats – Elvet and Gilesgate (six councillors), Neville’s Cross (eight councillors) and Durham South (one councillor).
The notice of election will be published on Monday, 26 March, with nominations being accepted from Tuesday, 27 March. The deadline for close of nominations is 4pm on Friday, 6 April.
Anyone considering standing as a candidate should request a nomination pack from Durham County Council’s electoral services team.
Call 03000 261 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information for prospective candidates and agents can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk
The County Council has set a precept of £150,000, to enable the new City of Durham Parish Council to function during its first year. This equates to a Band D Council Tax of £34.87. The amount chargeable to households will be detailed on the Council tax bill for those living in the newly established parish.
In future years, the precept will be determined by the Parish Council and will be collected as part of the annual council tax bill each year.