Local Plan Evidence Library

The new Local Plan is supported by a number of evidence base documents that the council refers to when preparing new planning policy documents.

SD001 Darlington Infrastructure Delivery Plan: Publication Draft [pdf document]
SD002 Darlington Infrastructure Delivery Plan: Submission Draft [pdf document]
SD003 Core Strategy Strategic housing locations options appraisal [pdf document]
SD004 Housing Implementation Strategy [pdf document]
SD005 RSS Housing Provision Technical Annex [pdf document]
SD006 RSS Submission Draft Technical Paper No. 4 Housing [pdf document]
SD007 Economic Viability of Housing Land in Darlington including appendices [pdf document]
SD008 Darlington LDF Transport Area Action Plans [pdf document]
SD009 One Darlington: Sustainable Community Strategy
SD010 Darlington's Climate Change Strategy 2006-10 [pdf document]
SD011 Darlington Climate Change Action Plan 2009-10 [pdf document]
SD012 Darlington Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Final Report
SD013 Darlington Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 1 Autumn 2009 [pdf document]
SD014 Darlington Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 1 Autumn 2009: Executive Summary [pdf document]
SD015 Tees Valley Strategic Housing Market Assessment and Local Housing Assessment Report [external link] 
SD017 Darlington Employment Land Review Report and Recommendation [pdf document]
SD018 Darlington Update to 2009 Decentralised Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Study [pdf document]
SD019 Wind Farm Development and Landscape Capacity Study, East Durham Limestone and Tees Plain Report [pdf document]
SD020 Wind Farm Development and Landscape Capacity Study, East Durham Limestone and Tees Plain Addendum Report [pdf document]
SD021 Darlington Gateway Strategy [pdf document] 
SD022 Tees Valley Hotel Futures [pdf document]
SD023 Tees Valley Hotel Futures Summary Report [pdf document]
SD024 2010 Update to Darlington Retail Study 2008 [pdf document] 
SD025 Statistical Update to Darlington Retail Study 2008 [pdf document]
SD026 Darlington Retail Study 2008 [pdf document]
SD027 Darlington Housing Strategy 2008-12 [pdf document] 
SD028 Private Sector Housing Renewal Strategy 2008-12 [pdf document] 
SD029 Tees Valley Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment 2009 [pdf document]
SD030  Tees Valley Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment Survey Instruments [pdf document]
SD031  Tees Valley Green Infrastructure Study [pdf document] 
SD032  Darlington Open Space Strategy 2007-17
SD033  Darlington Sport and Physical Activity Facilities Strategy [pdf document] 
SD034 

Darlington Playing Pitch Strategy including:

Appendix A (Surveys)[pdf document] 

Appendix B (PPM Spreadsheets)[pdf document] 

Appendix C (Site Visit Template Combined)[pdf document] 

Appendix E (Locality issues)[pdf document] 

SD035  Economic Viability of Non-Housing Land in Darlington[pdf document] including Appendix 1 (Base Results)[pdf document] and Appendix 2 (Rebase Results) [pdf document]
SD036 

Darlington Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1:

Volume 1 [pdf document] - SFRA Understanding the SFRA Process

Volume 2  [pdf document] - SFRA Technical Report

Volume 3 [pdf document] - SFRA Guidance for Spatial and Development Management

Map A1 Darlington Flood Zones Map (single) [pdf document] Additional Maps (Borough wide and/or detailed maps of the following: floodzones; flood depth; climate change sensitivity; flood risk management measures; areas vulnerable to surface water flooding; and watercourses

SD037  Darlington Borough Council Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, Final Report [pdf document] 
SD038 PPS25 Sequential Test and Exception Test for the LDF Core Strategy [pdf document] 
SD039  Darlington Connections Study: The Strategy and Proposal [pdf document] 
SD040 Darlington Connections Study: Baseline + Issues and opportunities [pdf document] 
SD041  Darlington, A Town on the Move: Second Local Transport Plan 2006-11 + Second Local Transport Plan Annexes including Darlington's Transport Strategy.
SD042  Darlington LDF Publication Draft Core Strategy, Equalities Assessment [pdf document]
SD043  Darlington LDF Draft Core Strategy, Disability Equalities Impact Assessment [pdf document]
SD044  Darlington Cross Town Route Technical Note [pdf document]
SD045 Adding to Quality: A Development Strategy for Darlington Town Centre [pdf document]
SD046  Commercial Street Development: Planning & Highway Requirements (Revised) [pdf document] 
SD047  A66(T) Tees Valley Gateway Study [pdf document] 
SD048  Darlington Characterisation Study [pdf document] 
SD049  Tees Valley Climate Change Strategy [pdf document]
SD050  Tees Valley Economic and Regeneration Statement of Ambition [pdf document]
SD077  Accommodating for Growth Development Plan Document Issues and Options [pdf document] 
SD078  Planning Obligation Supplementary Planning Document Scoping Report [pdf document] 
SD079  Design of New Development Supplementary Planning Documents [pdf document] 
SD080  Decentralised Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Study [pdf document] 
SD084  Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2012 [pdf document, 5.7mb] 
SD085  Darlington Eastern Town Centre Fringe Area Action Plan Scoping Report [pdf document, 513kb] 
SD086  Darlington Eastern Town Centre Fringe Area Action Plan - Plan Boundary [pdf document] 
SD087  Darlington Eastern Town Centre Fringe Area Action Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [pdf document, 708kb] 
SD088  Darlington Eastern Town Centre Fringe Area Action Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Appendices [pdf document, 2.2mb]
SD090  Case Law: Capel Parish Council and Surrey County Council [pdf document] 
SD091  Economic Viability of Housing Land in Darlington, Addendum January 2012 [pdf document, 272kb] 
SD092  Darlington Town Centre Fringe Flood Mitigation Strategy [pdf document, 5.2mb] 
SD093  Tees Valley Water Cycle Study - Outline Report [pdf document, 6.3mb] 
SD094 
SD095  Making and Growing Places Scoping Report [pdf document]
SD096  Making and Growing Places Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [pdf document]
SD097  Making and Growing Places Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report - Appendices [pdf document]
SD098  Making and Growing Places Scoping Report Consultation Responses [pdf document]
SD099  Blackwell Grange Park Statement of Significance [pdf document]
SD100  Darlington Playing Pitch Strategy: Interim Update June 201 [pdf document]
SD101 Retail Advice Document [pdf document]
SD102 

Darlington Gateway Study

BDP report December 2006 [PDF document, 2.89MB]

Darlington Gateway Development Framework 2003 [PDF document, 500kb]

Darlington Gateway Study: Tender Submission [PDF document]

Darlington Gateway Study: Scope of the Strategy [PDF document]

Darlington Gateway Study: Scoping Report [PDF document, 300kb]

SD103

Darlington Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment; Final Report; September 2014 [pdf document, 1.72MB]

SD4104

Darlington Retail and Town Centre Study

Final Report; September 2014 [pdf document]

Appendices  [pdf document, 9.6MB]

 National Planning Policy Guidance and Regional Spatial Strategy