Time Table

The Local Development Scheme 2020-2023 sets out the latest timetable for Local Plan preparation.  

This document was prepared and approved prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted upon the timetable.  An updated LDS is being prepared and will be reported to Members as soon as possible.

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

*These dates will be updated in the LDS review.

April 2021*

Council Adopts Local Plan

March / April 2021*

Request approval from Cabinet

January 2021*

Public examination for Local Plan

April 2021*

Council Adopts Local Plan

March / April 2021*

Request approval from Cabinet

January 2021*

Public examination for Local Plan

April / May 2020

Update - currently underway, August/Sept 2020

Proposed Submission Local Plan placed on Deposit

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