New Local Plan 2016 - 2036
Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 – Consultation on Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
The Consultation on the Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report has now ended. Thank you for all of your comments, which are currently being considered. We hope to publish more information on the next steps throughout Autumn.
You can still view the Draft SA Scoping Report here ‘Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 - Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report’ [pdf document] and this document is also available to view in paper form on request at the Customer Contact centre at the Town Hall, Darlington, or at any of the Borough’s libraries. Additional information can also be seen on the Local Plan microsite www.darlington.gov.uk/localplan
The New Local Plan 2016-2036
A new 20 year Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 is being prepared for the whole Borough. Once adopted, it will be the development plan for all matters except minerals and waste. It will replace the existing adopted Darlington Local Development Framework Core Strategy (2011) [pdf document], and saved policies of the Borough of Darlington Local Plan.
Although the Consultation on the Issues and Scoping Consultation has ended, you can continue to view the Strategic Issues and Scoping Paper for the New Local Plan [pdf document] here. Further information and the comments made to the consultation can be seen on our microsite www.darlington.gov.uk/localplan
Local Plan Microsite
The Council has launched its new Local Plan Microsite to keep you up to date about what's happening on the progress of the new Darlington Local Plan.
As part of this, we are refreshing our consultation database, and this is your opportunity to get involved. If you would like to receive correspondence from us about the new Local Plan you will need to complete the contact form below, or if you have previously received correspondence from us and would like to continue to do so, you will need to confirm your details, also using the contact form - Consultation Contact Form
Withdrawal of the draft Making and Growing Places DPD
To enable work to start on the comprehensive new local plan, Members have now agreed to formally withdraw the draft Making and Growing Places Development Plan Document. The Statement of Withdrawal can be viewed here [pdf document]
Interim Planning Position
An Interim Planning Position Statement has been prepared to help make sure the Council gets the best form of development possible from any schemes that come forward whilst the new Local Plan is being prepared, and will provide useful guidance to developers submitting planning applications and in the decision making process.
For further details, please view this explanatory note [pdf document] and the Interim Planning Position Statement [pdf document]. You can also view the report [pdf document] which was taken to Cabinet.
List of Annex Documents to Interim Planning Position Statement
List of Annex Documents
- Annex i – Summary of existing policy position [pdf document]
- Annex ii – Other planning policy documents, guidance and evidence that represent material planning considerations (at February 2016) [pdf document]
- Annex iii – Housing sites [pdf document]
- Annex iv – Town Centre Boundary and Retail Areas [pdf document]
- Annex v – District and Local Centre Boundaries [pdf document]
- Annex vi – Areas of Special Archaeological Interest [pdf document]