The County Durham Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination in public on 28 June 2019.
The Planning Inspector’s examination in public is now almost complete. The Inspector has provided his Post Hearings Advice in which he has provisionally accepted that the County Council’s proposed main modifications to the Plan are necessary to make the County Durham Plan sound. These main modifications are what Durham County Council has been consulting upon during June and July. The next step is for the County Council to revise its proposed main modifications and submit them to the Inspector so that he can complete his report. Hopefully, this will be followed by formal adoption of the County Durham Plan, as modified, by the end of the year.
The County Durham Plan is an extremely important document which will help shape the future of not just the City of Durham Parish area, but the whole of County Durham for years to come. It has been a long process to get to this stage and the City of Durham Parish Council has submitted a number of comments to the proposed Main Modifications to the plan.
To have your say on the proposed Main Modifications, find out more here:
The schedule of Main Modifications can be found here:Main_Modifications_CDP
A full copy of the City of Durham Parish Council’s responses to the proposed Main Modifications can be found here: City of Durham Parish Council responses to proposed Main Modifications