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.

Planning Applications

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 Decision Making page.

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.

Current  Consultations

Active consultations for the Bishop Auckland area are published on the Durham County Council website.


Previous Consultations

Closed consultations can be found on the Previous Consultations page.