The Parish Council is committed to engaging with its communities and taking its views into account, particularly in respect of producing the next Parish Plan. This page will provide details of opportunities to engage with the Parish Council and enable your views to be considered when we are developing our priorities. You can also find a link to Durham County Council on-line consultations. Finally if we become aware of any other important consultations from our partners or others we will try to report them on this page .
Neighbourhood Planning News
The next Neighbourhood Planning open meeting is yet to be arranged. Find out more about Neighbourhood planning in the Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning from 2015 section of our website. In the early part of the year we will be undertaking a survey which will help us decide whether we go for a Neighborhood Plan, a Parish Plan or both.
Expressing Your Views
If you wish to raise an issue with the Parish Council we would be happy to listen and respond. Contact your Local Councillor or raise the matter with the Parish Clerk.
Remember that there is a 15 minute public question and answer session at the start of each Monthly Coxhoe Parish Council meeting and you are welcome to come along and raise the issue directly to Members.
Durham County Council is consulting you!
Did you know that Durham County Council is consulting you? Well they are you can check out their latest on-line consultations here.
Views sought on new Durham Bus Station
What should a new Durham bus station look like? Durham County Council is asking members of the public for their ideas for a new bus station as it develops plans for the future of the facility.
The authority is considering proposals to demolish the existing North Road structure and build a more modern, welcoming facility for bus users on the same site – and it wants to put residents’ views at the heart of its plans.
Cllr Carl Marshall, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “We want to offer visitors to our area the best possible welcome but the bus station in its current state just does not do our county justice. “This is an opportunity to create a bright, modern new bus station, offering improved facilities for both residents and visitors on the existing site. “Built in the 1970s, the current bus station is now past its best and as a major transport hub for the region and the county we need to develop a proposal that provides first class facilities and helps improve access to public transport.”
In 2016, the council consulted on plans for a major redesign of the site as part of the proposed wider development of the North Road area. However, the scheme received a mixed response from local residents and was also proving difficult to deliver due to the financial climate and the difficulties currently facing high streets around the country.
Having both listened to the public responses to, and considered the rising costs of the previous scheme, the county council is now looking to move forward and is asking the public for their views on the best way forward.
Members of the public have until Thursday 21 March to submit their comments to the council. Their feedback will then be used to develop initial proposals which will go out to consultation later in the year. Find out more here.
County Durham Plan
Currently the County Council is also consulting on the final public consultation on the County Durham Plan. Find out more from this link to the County Council website