Planning Applications

Planning applications relevant to our parish can be viewed on the Durham County Council planning portal.  This is an external website managed by Durham County Council.

In order to view current applications click here which will open the planning website in a different window or tab.  Towards the bottom of the page enter the relevant search term which might be “Gainford” or “Langton”.

You can filter the results by clicking “Status” and look at decided, current or all applications.

A list of applications will appear.  The most recent will appear at the top of the list. 

Click on the application you wish to read. 

A number of tabs will appear allowing you to look at constraints, other comments, related documents etc

If you wish to comment on any application you must create a log-in.  Once you have a log-in you can use it for subsequent applications. 


How are we involved with planning?

The Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues. It is probably the area of the Council’s role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance.

Access the County Durham’s planning portal here and select the parish name, “Gainford” from the list to show any applications in this parish.

Details of current planning applications affecting Gainford & Langton and the local area are listed below. Click on the magnifying glass be taken through to the full application details.

Contact Us

You can get in touch by phone.  Our clerk, Martin can be contacted on 07908442413 or by email to

Further ways to get in touch are here.

When We Meet

We meet on the first Monday of every month (except August).

Our calendar is here.

We have a 15 minute public participation section at the start of each meeting. You are most welcome to attend.