Blackwell Draft Planning and Development Brief

Current Blackwell Consultation

Neighbourhood Consultations on the Planning & Development Brief for Land to the east of Carmel Road South - the He1 – 3 sites (Former Blackwell Grange Golf Course)

You may recall that the Council has decided that as part of the Local Plan housing allocations, sites at Blackwell could be developed for higher end and executive housing. An initial consultation on the development of a Planning and Development brief was carried out in 2015.

In 2015, the Council consulted Blackwell residents on proposals to allocate four sites on the former Blackwell Grange Golf Course for top-end executive housing. Since then, the Council has been working closely with the Blackwell Neighbourhood Forum to develop a Planning and Development Brief for the site known as He4 that has recently been marketed. Officers have subsequently been working on similar proposals for the remaining land and a draft Planning and Development Brief for the Council owned Sites He 1, He1 a, and He 3 has been prepared. As part of the Brief a Landscape & Restoration Plan for the parkland areas is proposed and has been worked up by TGP Landscape Architects with Historic England. This is to restore the Parkland and open up the land for the public.

The draft Planning and Development Brief for sites He1-3 is now ready and can be viewed below alongside Appendix 1, the Landscape and Restoration Plan, a list of frequently asked questions and a copy of the consultation letter.  These documents can also be viewed at the town’s libraries and at the Town Hall Customer Contact Centre.

If you wish to make comments about the above documents please email us at, including your contact details and address, or write to Jenny Dixon (Estates) or Tim Crawshaw (Economic Growth), Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT including your name and postal address.

All comments must be received before the deadline date of Monday 26th June 2017.