We are keen that local people have the opportunity to influence major decision affecting Bishop Auckland.
We will therefore ask your opinion on major changes proposed by the Town Council that affect the town.
We also encourage local people to respond to consultation being undertaken by Durham County Council (DCC) that have an affect on the town. A link to their consultations is included on this page.
Durham County Council is responsible for making decisions on planning applications within Bishop Auckland. All applications are subject to consultation. Bishop Auckland Town Council and any individual can comment on applications.
We receive a weekly list of planning applications. Those within the Town Council’s area are published below to allow public scrutiny at a local level. Anyone wishing to comment, support or object to a planning application should submit their views to Durham County Council as it makes decisions. You can do this by following links contained in the documents below. You can also copy your submission to the Town Council so that your views can be taken into account by the Town Council’s Planning Committee.
All applications are considered by the Town Council’s Planning Committee to decide whether comment is required. Dates of meetings together with links to agendas and minutes can be found on our diary page.
Weekly list of planning applications for Bishop Auckland:
- 18th February 2019
- 11th February 2019
- 4th February 2019
- 28th January 2019 – No new applications for Bishop Auckland
- 21st January 2019 – No new applications for Bishop Auckland
- 14th January 2019
Full details of all planning applications are available on the County Durham online planning application system. You can also search for applications using the application reference, a keyword, postcode or by a single line of an address and view the current status of any application.
County Durham Plan – pre-submission draft
Starting on Wednesday 30th January, Durham County Council consultation sessions will take place across the county, where you can see the plan, ask questions and have your say.
The plan sets out a range of development proposals as well as planning policies for the county until 2035.
For the full list of dates, times and locations visit the Durham County Council website.
The consultation closes on Friday 8 March 2019.
Closed consultations can be found on the Previous Consultations page.