Time Table

The updated Local Development Scheme 2020-2023 was approved by Cabinet on the 15 September 2020.  The report can be viewed here.

A summary of the key dates from the approved LDS is provided below.

August / September 2021

Council Adopts Local Plan

August / September 2021

Request approval from Cabinet

May 2021

Public examination for Local Plan

December 2020

Submit Local Plan to Government for Examination

August / September 2020

Proposed Submission Local Plan placed on Deposit, statutory representation period.

February 2020

Cabinet and Council grant approval to progress to Regulation 19 stage

June - August 2018

Consultation on Draft Darlington Local Plan, Draft Policies Map and Draft Sustainability Appraisal

March 2018

Adoption of Revised Statement of Community Involvement Part 2

January 2018

Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) published

December 2017

Draft Spatial Plan Consultations for Heighington and Middleton St George

Autumn 2016

Annual 'Call For Sites' consultation launched

July 2016

Adoption of Revised Statement of Community Involvement Part 1

April 2016

Local Plan Microsite launched with option to sign up to get involved in the new Local Plan.

Statement of Community Involvement consultation began on how we involve our stakeholders in the Local Plan process