The Regulation 16 Consultation on the Low Coniscliffe and Merrybent Neighbourhood Plan ended on 7 January 2019. The Council is now collating all of the representations and then they will be passed to an independent examiner appointed by the Council. The examiner will review the comments and the plan documents and will assess whether the plan meets the basic conditions and legislation. More information will be provided on the Neighbourhood Planning page on the Council's main website.By Planning Policy Team at 16 Jan 2019
In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Darlington Borough Council are now inviting comments from organisations and individuals on the submitted Low Coniscliffe and Merrybent Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period will run from 20th November 2018 to 7th January 2019.
Further details, including the consultation documents and information about how you can make comments can be seen on the Neighbourhood Planning page on the Darlington Borough Council website. Documents are also available to view at Customer Services at the Town Hall, Crown Street Library, Cockerton Library and Low Coniscliffe Village Telephone Box Book Exchange, Gate Lane.By Planning Policy Team at 20 Nov 2018
The Darlington Five Year Housing Land Supply Position report sets out the five year housing land supply assessment, for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023, when measured against a housing requirement based on an up to date, objectively assessed need (OAN). Paragraph 73 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) outlines that,
“Local planning authorities should identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies, or against their local housing need where the strategic policies are more than five years old. The supply of specific deliverable sites should in addition include a buffer (moved forward from later in the plan period) of:
- 5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land; or
- 10% where the local planning authority wishes to demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable sites through an annual position statement or recently adopted plan, to account for any fluctuations in the market during that year; or
- 20% where there has been significant under delivery of housing over the previous three years, to improve the prospect of achieving the planned supply.”
The Draft Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 Consultation has now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted comments and attended our consultation events. Your comments are now being processed and reviewed. The next stage will be a report to Members with recommendations based on the comments received. This is anticipated to happen later this year, with dates to be confirmed.By Planning Policy Team at 7 Aug 2018
Your comments need to be with us TODAY about the Draft Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036, by no later than 5pm.