Food Durham is the generic brand adopted by the County Durham Sustainable Food Partnership to describe the food strategy and associated activity including growing projects, food procurement and exploring the creation of food hubs.

Durham County Council is currently revising its Open Space Needs Assessment, which will establish the quantity and quality of all types of open space across the County, including allotments, and help identify where improvements could be made. 

Eighteen communities in the County are currently working on Neighbourhood Plans – local-level planning documents with real power to affect the way in which neighbourhoods develop. Through them, communities have the opportunity to increase the amount and quality of food-growing spaces. A food accessibility mapping exercise has been undertaken and results will be fed into this process.

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