Planning Applications

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.

Details of current planning applications affecting Woodland Parish Council and the local area are available below:

Planning Application: DM/19/01997/FPA

Application Received: Mon 24 Jun 2019

Name: Wallace

Address: Land And Buildings To The South Of Whinfield Cottage Woodland DL13 5NH

Proposal: Erection of holiday cottage (demolition of existing)

Status: Approved. DCC 20/08/2019

There are no further current Planning Applications within the parish area.


Dowson Ref:  DM/17/01395/FPA:

Status: Decided - Application Refused on appeal 04/2018.
Outline application for development of 4 houses on land North of the B6282 at the Western end of the village.
Re-submission of similar application which was withdrawn.
This application was refused by the planning authority (DCC) but an appeal has been lodged by the applicant.
Submissions already lodged by the parish council will be forwarded to the appeal tribunal.

Windy Banks Wind Farm Ref: 8/CMA/6/48

 | Proposed erection of 4 no. wind turbines with maximum tip height of 125m (previously 5 turbines with maximum tip height of 115m), control building, substation, site compound and other ancillary buildings with site access from Windy Bank Road to the north | Land To North Of The Village Of Woodland, South Of Windy Bank Road.

Status: Decided - Application Refused by Durham CC 05/05/2015.

The 6 month window for  to appeal this decision closed on 6th November 2015 and Banks Renewables have not lodged any appeal. They have confirmed that they will not  be progressing any further with this proposal.

Woodland Parish Council has opposed this application from the original submission in 2009 and is pleased we can now put the threat of these monstrous and misplaced turbines to rest. We would like to thank all the many residents and others who supported our objection, the objections raised by the other 26 Parish Councils in the area and of course Durham County Council who reached the right decision in refusing this application. We would also like to express a special mention to HUGAG (Hamsterley & Upper Gaunless Action Group) for all their hard work, informed opinion and determination in opposing this application.