A New Local Plan for Darlington

A new development plan for long term investment and growth for Darlington is being prepared for the next 20 years, up to 2036. It will set out where significant new development should go and will include policies to protect valued environments and heritage, and ensure liveable places.

We need to ensure our population’s needs for housing, a thriving economy, community facilities and infrastructure are met– as well as safeguarding the environment, adapting to climate change and securing good design. By 2036, there could be at least 10,000 new homes, supporting the creation of at least 7000 new jobs and helping to sustain a vibrant town centre and high quality sports and recreation facilities and spaces. The Local Plan will be a framework of policies and guidance that will make growth happen in a well thought out, sustainable way.

We have now reached a key stage in the development of the plan in publishing the Draft Plan and we need Darlington's stakeholders to tell us what you think of the draft plan prior to submitting the final plan for independent examination. To view and make comments on the Draft Plan and supporting information please visit our consultation portal.     

We will be hosting a number of consultation events at various dates and times over the next 6 weeks, details can be seen below: 

Saturday 30 June, 10am - 4pm      Darlington Community Carnival, Stanhope Park
Thursday 5 July, 10am - 2pm Darlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Saturday 14 July, 10am - 4pm Festival of Ingenuity, Market Square, Darlington
Tuesday 17 July, 2pm - 6pm Darlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Saturday 28 July, 11am - 3pm Darlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Monday 30 July, 3pm - 7pm Darlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)


If you’re looking for Darlington’s adopted planning policies and planning position statement these can be found in the Planning pages on the main Council Website. [Opens new tab/window]



Festival of Ingenuity - Saturday 14 July

Come along and chat to us at the Festival of Ingenuity on Saturday.

By Planning Policy Team at 12 Jul 2018

4 Page Feature in One Darlington Magazine - July 2018

Keep an eye out for the feature on the Draft Local Plan in your July issue of One Darlington Magazine.

By Planning Policy Team at 6 Jul 2018

Next Consultation Event - Thursday 5 July

The next Consultation Event for the Draft Darlington Local Plan will be held on Thursday 5 July at the Dolphin Centre.

By Planning Policy Team at 2 Jul 2018