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 Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk : Lesley Swinbank  BSc MBA, Fellow SLCC

      Springwell House, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429


The Parish Council discusses current planning applications at its monthly meetings. Residents are always welcome to come along and give their views and comments during the 'Public Participation' item and before the Council make their recommendations on each individual application.

Planning Authority

All applications can be accessed on the Durham County Council website here

Giving your views and comments

You can give your views and comments by:-

  1. Writing / e mailing DCC directly
  2. Writing / e mailing the Parish Council directly
  3. Attending the Parish Council Meeting

Planning For The Future : White Paper Consultation

The Government are currently consulting on their White Paper

Pre Planning Applications

The Parish Council is sometimes invited to meet with prospective developers as part of their pre-application process. This is usually during the Parish Council's monthly meeting. Our pre-meeting protocol is here.

If and when this happens the item  is always included on the monthly agenda which is displayed on each of the Council's noticeboards and which are displayed here the week before the meeting.

In addition notice will also be given in the Hawthorn Community Round Up which is the Council's monthly electronic newsletter.


Details  of the Council's discussions and comments on every planning application in Hawthorn Parish are included in the minutes of the meetings.

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