The City of Durham Parish Council made the following decisions at its meeting, held on 25th November 2021:
– The Parish Council agreed to submit a Section 106 funding application for the replacement of the existing bus shelters at Lower Claypath and to replace these with sedum roofed bus shelters.
– The Parish Council agreed to respond to the County Council’s Local Heritage List consultation nominating a number of assets within the City boundary area (as defined by the consultation’s map) for non-designated heritage asset status.
– The Parish Council agreed to object to a Section 106 application for a pedestrian underpass between Riverwalk and Milburngate, citing concerns over disabled access and health and safety.
– The Parish Council agreed its five key Full Council priorities for 2022/23 as follows:
1. Being an ambitious voice for the city
2. Enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents and addressing inequalities in our parish
3. Upholding the Neighbourhood Plan and representing the parish on planning matters
4. Creating a positive environment for businesses and encouraging tourism to improve prosperity of parish
5. Taking action to combat the climate and ecological emergencies.
– The Parish Council agreed to submit a joint letter with the City of Durham Trust calling on the County Council to continue live streaming all Council meetings relevant to the City of Durham parish area.
The Parish Council also agreed to submit a letter to CDALC (the County Durham Association of Local Councils) to share its views and to hear the views from other fellow local Town and Parish Councils on this matter.
– The Parish Council agreed to request that a full review be undertaken by the County Council setting out a range of options for landlord licensing schemes in Durham City.
– The Parish Council agreed to delegate responsibility to its Business Committee and the Chairs of its Environment, Licensing and Planning Committees to respond to DCC’s consultation on the Durham City framework.