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Draft Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036


A New Local Plan for Darlington - The Draft Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036

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.

They would like your views on the plan that is being prepared and the consultation has now begun on the Draft Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036, the Draft Policies Map and the Draft Sustainability Appraisal.

The consultation will run from Thursday 21 June 2018 through to Thursday 2 August 2018.  All comments should be received by the Council by 5pm on the 2 August.

All of the consultation documents are available to view on our new consultation portal and you can also log in and make your comments via the portal.  Comments can also be submitted by email to planning.policy@darlington.gov.uk or by post/response form to Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT.

They 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 - 2pmDarlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Saturday 14 July, 10am - 4pmFestival of Ingenuity, Market Square, Darlington
Tuesday 17 July, 2pm - 6pmDarlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Saturday 28 July, 11am - 3pmDarlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)
Monday 30 July, 3pm - 7pmDarlington Dolphin Centre ('drop-in' event)


'Drop-in' events are informal sessions where the Draft Local Plan documents and plans are available for you to view at your leisure.  Planning Officers will be available for you talk to, should you have any queries. 

Visit Darlington Borough Council's website where you will be able to view and comment on the draft local plan: https://microsites.darlington.gov.uk/local-plan/draft-darlington-local-plan/


What is Healthwatch Darlington?

Healthwatch Darlington Limited is an independent consumer champion for health and social care in Darlington. The organisation helps to shape and improve local health and social care in our community. Healthwatch Darlington Limited is part of the Healthwatch national network, established by the Government to ensure local patients and users have a greater input to shaping and designing local services.

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