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RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on proposals to shape Durham’s future development.

The County Durham Plan sets out key proposals, including housing, employment and retail development needed across the county to strengthen its growth.

To help the council bosses finalise the plans, a series of consultation events will be held over the next few months.

Stuart Timmiss, head of planning and assets at the council, said: “Over the next 20 years County Durham will see major change so this is a once-in-a generation opportunity to ensure that the it meets its aspirations in providing places where people want to live, work and shop.”

The events will take place at:

l Durham City Town Hall on September 18, 4pm to 8pm.

l Wood View Community Centre, Langley Park, on September 19, 6pm to 9pm.

l East Lea Community Centre, Seaham, on September 27, 2pm to 6pm.

l East Durham College, Peterlee, on October 1, 4pm to 8pm.

l Glebe Centre, Murton, on October 3, 4pm to 8pm.

l Laurel Avenue Community Centre, Sherburn, on October 15, 4pm to 8pm.

l Easington Social Welfare Centre, on October 22, 4pm to 8pm.

l Chester-le-Street Methodist Church, on October 27, 10am to 1pm.

The plan will also be available at libraries, Durham County Council buildings and online at