The County Durham Plan has reached the Preferred Option consultation stage.

The County Durham Plan will guide development and change in County Durham over the next 15 to 20 years. The Council see this as an “ambitious Plan that focuses on driving economic growth and therefore makes important, and sometimes difficult, decisions and choices about how and where new development should be located”.

The Preferred Options of the Plan includes new strategic policies and proposes specific allocations for new housing, jobs, shops and infrastructure across the County. The Plan aims to:

  • Create 30,000 jobs and increase the proportion of our workforce in work to 73% (from the current rate of 67%);
  • Focus development on the twelve main towns and improve the sustainability of all settlements;
  • Ensure access to a range and choice of  housing, services and community facilities
  • Protect and enhance the natural, built and historic environment;
  • Deliver an accessible, integrated and sustainable transport system, and;
  • Increase tourism potential linking Coast to Durham City to Dales.

To make sure your views are taken in to account get independent, expert planning advice by calling –

01282 872570

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To view the Preferred Option click here.

The County Durham consultation closes on the 2nd of November 2012.


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