Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) provides an overview of the development plan and supplementary planning documents that the Council intends to prepare to set out where new buildings, shops, businesses and infrastructure need to go in the Borough and what they should look like. The LDS explains the purpose of each and the timing of their preparation, alongside the resources required to prepare them.

The new Darlington Local Development Scheme for 2018-2021 was approved by Cabinet in January 2018 and can be viewed on the Local Plan website [external link]

If you require any further information please contact Planning Policy at planning.policy@darlington.gov.uk or on our new number 01325 406724.