A City with a sustainable future

Vision (2021)

Durham City will have developments that meet and balance current needs without limiting or compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. All new development will contribute to a long-term sustainable future for Durham City by ensuring a balanced relationship among environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Relevant policies

Relevant statements

Further information

Of the 8,810 residential dwellings in the Parish, 4,804 have an Energy Performance Certificate. No dwelling has an A rating (the highest). 20 are rated G (the lowest) and 130 are rated F. From 2026 all new tenancies including student lets will need to have a C rating or better. Currently there are more than 1,000 properties that will need uprating. More details on this page.