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Place Portfolio

Durham County Council (DCC), in collaboration with the County Durham Economic Partnership (CDEP) has prepared an evidence base relating to place-based economic issues.

The full evidence base can be found below.  

Economic Geography

This report provides a detailed understanding of how the County's economy relates to that of neighbouring areas and gives profiles for areas with distinct economic characteristics within the County.

Mapping County Durham (PDF, 2Mb)


This report gives a broad analysis of the impacts of transport and telecommunications on the County's economy.

CDEA Connectivity (PDF, 2Mb)

The Impacts of Climate Change on Quality of Place

This report broadly investigates issues relating to climate change. Whereas the CDEA Business Portfolio analyses opportunities relating to 'green industries', this analysis focuses on the impacts of climate change on places within the County.

The Impacts of Climate Change (PDF, 2Mb)

Economic Assets

This report broadly identifies economic assets of regional or national importance and outlines related economic issues.

Unique Assets (PDF, 1Mb)

Retail and Town Centres

This report assesses shopping and leisure patterns within the County and the needs of key town centres.

Retail and Town Centre Uses Study (Nov 2009) (PDF, 9Mb)  

Employment Land Review

This report will be published here soon.