d3a and Southern Green Ltd were commissioned by Durham County Council to undertake a masterplanning exercise for the Durham Railway Paths Network. The aim of the project was to work with local communities and user groups to develop ideas to improve the network and increase its usage.
d3a carried out an extensive consultation exercise to determine the views of local residents, community groups, young people and other stakeholders. Local people put forward ideas for how the paths might be improved including new entrance markers, more durable path surfaces, and local play features for children.
The masterplan proposed bespoke projects for each community along the railway path network, whilst the client was provided with an action plan as part of the final report.