Durham County Council

Council Approves Plans For Durham Business Hub

Durham County Council has granted planning consent to Citrus Durham for the delivery of the next phase of employment accommodation at its £300m mixed-use Integra 61 development at J61 of the A1(M). The new business/industrial hub, Evolution@Integra61, will be delivered speculatively by Citrus and will add up to a further 23 flexible units totalling 52,142 […]
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Visitors Encouraged To Help Protect The County’s Coastline

Visitors to County Durham’s coastline are being encouraged to help protect the local environment as restrictions continue to ease. Durham County Council is asking everyone to follow the new Countryside Code, which has recently been updated to allow people to enjoy the heath and wellbeing benefits of nature whilst giving it the respect it deserves. […]
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Flood Prevention Works For Chester-Le-Street Worth £6 Million Now Complete

A £6 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street is now complete. The project has seen the opening up of a 90m stretch of the Cong Burn which, for more than 50 years, has run underneath the town’s Market Place. As well as reducing the risk of flooding, the re-opening of the watercourse has enabled the […]
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Council Cabinet Approves New Leisure Centre Sites

Durham County Council’s Cabinet has approved the preferred sites in Seaham, Chester-le-Street and Bishop Auckland, which will support the county’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, regenerate local communities and improve the physical and mental health of residents. The new build centres are part of the council’s multi-million-pound leisure transformation programme, which aims to develop […]
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Mp Richard Holden Calling For Council To Bid For Levelling Up Funds For County Durham

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, Paul Howell for Sedgefield and Dehenna Davison for Bishop Auckland are calling for Durham County Council to work alongside them to bid for levelling up funding for County Durham. Announced at the Spending Review, the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund will provide funds to invest in […]
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Seaham Townscape Project Continues On To Its Second Phase

Former railway tracks will be transformed into a public area that celebrates a County Durham town’s heritage as part of the next phase in a regeneration project. Work has begun this week on the second phase of Durham County Council’s Seaham Townscape Heritage Project, a £1.6m scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to […]
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County Durham School Taking Part In World Record Challenge

A County Durham school has been taking part in a world record challenge to show the importance of connectivity between countries and raise awareness of climate change. Durham County Council’s international relations team has been working with St Mary’s RC School, in South Moor, which has been creating paper trees for a world record attempt. […]
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Remembering VE Day 1945 With Record Office’s Third Thursday Talk Series

County Durham residents can find out more about the history of County Durham this month. Durham County Record Office, which is run by Durham County Council, is offering three fascinating talks across March, following the recent success of its online events. On Thursday, 18 March, people can find out how Victory in Europe (VE Day) […]
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Council Announces Plans For Temporary Closure And Repair Work Of Consett Pool

Durham County Council has announced its plans to deal with historic repair issues that have led to the temporary closure of Consett Pool for safety reasons. Consett Pool opened in 2015, following the development of a new academy and leisure centre which, also included the relocation of the town’s football club and the refurbishment of […]
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Councillors Approve £112 million Worth Of Investment Plans

A council budget that includes investing £112 million in frontline services and the most ambitious regeneration plans in a generation has been approved. Durham County Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan sets out spending plans and priorities from 2021/22 to 2024/25 and reflects the additional demands of the coronavirus pandemic. At a full council meeting held […]
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