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 revised LDS 2016–2019 [pdf document] can be seen here for information. It was approved by Full Council on 12 May 2016.

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