Save the Stapylton Arms!

An application has been made to DCC in respect of converting the Stapylton Arms. A meeting of the Parish Council which was attended by planning officers from Durham County Council along with local residents has been held. This has resulted in the Parish Council objecting to the application.

If you feel strongly about this application then you must submit your own comments and objections to either Barry Gavillet (Senior Planning Officer) Planning Department, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL or


The Planners base their decision on 3 main criteria:

  1. Whether the business is or is not financially viable.
  2. Whether there is significant demand for a pub in this community.
  3. Whether or not there are similar accessible facilities nearby.

Individual objections are important!- Two residents at the same property counts twice!