With the ongoing relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, the Council are now looking to restart the Local Plan preparation process. With this in mind we are aiming to publish the Proposed Submission Plan (Regulation 19) for a statutory representation period of 6 weeks commencing in early August. Precise dates will be confirmed in due course and are subject to change in line with Government guidance relating to COVID-19.
How to get involved:
If you have already commented on the plan and are on our consultation database you will be notified when the representation period starts. If you have not done so you can register on our Local Plan Consultation Portal. By Planning Policy Team at 8 Jul 2020
Due to the ongoing and developing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic we are currently unable to advise when the Local Plan will be placed on deposit. Anyone who has previously commented on the Local Plan or registered on the consultation portal will be informed when we are in a position to place the Plan on Deposit. As you will appreciate we would not want to be in a position where people were unable to be involved.
We urge anyone who is interested in the Local Plan to register your details and we will ensure you are kept informed. You can register by following the steps below:
- Go to the portal - http://darlington-consult.objective.co.uk/portal
- Click ‘Login/Register’
- Click ‘Register’
- Complete Registration form (mandatory fields are marked *) and click ‘OK’
- You should now receive an email with a link you must click the link to confirm your registrations.
If you have any difficulties in registering either email [email protected] or call 01325 406724 and we will do what we can to assist. By Planning Policy Team at 20 Mar 2020
The March edition of One Darlington contains an article about the next steps for the Local Plan.
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If you would like to be notified about the 6 week representation period, you can register on our consultation portal by visiting https://darlington.objective.co.uk/portal
By Planning Policy Team at 3 Mar 2020
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) provides an overview of the development plan and supplementary planning documents that the Council intends to prepare to set out where new buildings, shops, businesses and infrastructure need to go in the Borough and what they should look like. The LDS explains the purpose of each and the timing of their preparation, alongside the resources required to prepare them.
The new Darlington Local Development Scheme for 2020-2023 was approved by Cabinet in February 2020.
A summary of the key dates can be seen on the timetable. By Planning Policy Team at 2 Mar 2020
In addition to the engagement session on Thursday 9th January, and in response to comments received so far, an additional drop-in session has been arranged in the Community Room at Oban Court, Whinbush Way, on Wednesday 15th January 2020 between 4.00pm and 7.30pm, giving residents and other stakeholders a second opportunity to view the details, with Council officers and representatives of the site promoter available to answer questions. For more information visit the Skerningham Masterplan page. By Planning Policy at 9 Jan 2020