PREVIOUS PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Weekly list of planning applications
21 March 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
07 March 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
28 February 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
21 February 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
14 February 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
7 February 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
31 January 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
17 January 2022 – no planning applications for Ferryhill
Views Sought on Improvements to Dean Bank Dog Walking Area and dedicating it to the late Councillor Brian Avery
Ferryhill Town Council considered a proposal at its meeting held on 6th April 2022 to dedicate the dog walking area at Dean Bank to the late Councillor Brian Avery.
Brian was a big supporter of the dog walking area, contributing to its development from his Neighbourhood Budget. Councillors thought it would be a fitting tribute to name the area ‘Avery Walk’ after him. It was also thought that if the area could be designated as a dog walking area on a permanent basis it would be a lasting tribute. The opportunity could also be taken to improve facilities in that area.
The Dog Walking Area is located on former allotment land at Storehouse Allotments. Approval was obtained from the Secretary of State to use the land on a temporary basis with the proviso that if demand on that site increased it should revert back to allotment use. As the area is allocated on a temporary basis the Town Council is unable to obtain grant funding to improve facilities. Demand for allotments at Storehouse remains low, particularly at the bottom corner.
It has been the Council’s wish to extend the dog walking area to take in unused allotments towards the A167 and to request that the area be redesignated as recreational land on a permanent basis so facilities can be improved.
Resident’s views are sought on the proposals – Complete Survey
The closing date for the survey was Sunday 8th May 2022
Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) Community Priorities 2022/23
AAPs give you a say on how our services are provided. Durham County Council want you to have your say on the community priorities for your AAP area for 2022/23.
The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 11 March 2022.
Libraries For You
Durham County Council want your your views on the library service.
The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 1 April 2022.
Our Big Econ-versation
The economy means different things to different people. It’s about how much money we take home, the quality of our high streets, the opportunities available to our children, and the kinds of jobs that are out there. The economy also matters for our businesses – influencing whether we have the right people with the right skills to fill jobs, and the opportunities for businesses to be successful. Durham County Council would like to have a conversation with you about the economy, talking about the things that really matter to you. Everything will then be gathered together and will be used to develop an economic strategy for everyone across County Durham. Your views, experiences and ambitions will help create the kind of economy needed for the lives we want to lead.
The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 22 April 2022.
Views Sought on Proposed Boundary Changes
Residents in County Durham are being encouraged to give their views on proposals to change parliamentary constituency boundaries.
The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in 2021 by the Boundary Commission for England. The commission, an independent and impartial non-departmental public body, is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency across the UK is ‘more equal’. In doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
The commission is currently undertaking an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England and will present final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023. The rules that the commission work to are such that wide scale change is inevitable.
Any changes will not affect local council services, with the boundary changes relating only to parliamentary constituencies, which is the area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament.
Local knowledge is needed to help reshape the map of constituencies. As part of a second consultation following one which was carried out last year, members of the public are encouraged to visit www.bcereviews.org.uk to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and also provide feedback. Views must be submitted before Monday 4 April 2022.
People can provide feedback on anything from where the proposed boundaries are, to the commission’s suggestions for new constituency names. The commission has published over 34,000 responses received from its first consultation and following the conclusion of all consultation periods, it will look at all the evidence received and form its final recommendations.
A total of 32 public hearings will also be held across the country, at which people can tell the commission their views in person as part of a ten minute speaking slot.
Hearings in the North East will take place at Newcastle Civic Centre on Monday 28 March and Tuesday 29 March and at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April. Places to attend or to speak at the events can be booked at www.bcereviews.org.uk
If the commission’s proposals change, the organisation will hold a further four week written consultation on revised proposals inviting the public to give its views. There will be no public hearings at this stage.
Those comments will be published along with a final report, which will be sent to Parliament by July 2023 and subsequently made into law.
For further information and to provide views for the consultation go to www.bcereviews.org.uk