On this page you can see and have your say on a list of consultations which are currently taking place in Darlington, as well as nationally.

Our consultations

Changes to parishes and parish councils

Update - view details of the decisions made by Council about the community governance review, the reasons, the Reorganisation Order and maps illustrating the changes to parish areas and parish councils.

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Adult Social Care Services Charging Policy The Council is currently considering whether to change the way it charges residents who are provided with Adult Social Care Services following the introduction of ‘The Care Act 2014’. Please follow this link for more details and to have your say Closes Wednesday 31 August
Local Plan Issues and Options scoping consultation The council is currently consulting on the new local plan. For more details and to have your say please visit the local plan microsite. Closes Monday 15 August
Medium term financial plan 2016/17 to 2019/20

Between February and June, the Council went through the process of setting its budget for 2016/17 to 2019/20. The medium term financial plan (MTFP) budget consultation ran from 12 February until the end of May. For more information about the MTFP, visit

Library Consultation

The online library survey has been available for a six-week period and has now closed so we can collate the responses and feed them into the consultation process.  Further comments are still welcome until 31 May 2016. You can send your comments via email to or you can complete the budget proposals online form.

The Budget 2012-16 Details regarding the breakdown of the budget Closed
Darlington Community Safety Partnership (CSP)  Have your say about the Community Safety Partnership Ongoing
Employee Skills Survey Our Business Engagement Team is conducting an Employer Skills Survey [external link] to detail the existing skills of the Darlington workforce and to get an overview of existing employee skills and their future requirements which will help to shape project and activity in the future. Ongoing
Darlington Rethinking Parks Let us know your thoughts about South Park, The Denes and North Park [external link] Ongoing
Childcare Audit Have your say about childcare provision in Darlington Ongoing
Learnview Have your say about learning and skills in Darlington [external link] Ongoing
Home care and support More Details about Home Care Support [pdf document] Closes Wednesday 12 October 2016

Consultations by our partners

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Business Travel Survey - Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport is conducting a Business Travel Survey [external link]. This is your opportunity to help us better understand the region’s travel needs to ensure we can provide the services you need to help you do business, now and in the future. Ongoing

Tees Valley Mayoral Combined Authority Consultation

 The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created on 1st April 2016 to drive economic growth and job creation in the area. It aims to harness the economy-boosting powers of the Tees Valley’s five Councils and the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership to take partnership working between the public and private sector to a new level, creating an even more effective approach to building a stronger Tees Valley.

One of the opportunities that having a Combined Authority offers is that it can act as a body to receive devolved powers from Central Government. In order to receive these devolved powers the Tees Valley Combined Authority must change to a Mayoral Combined Authority with a Directly Elected Mayor.

To find out more and to have your say visit the Tees Valley Combined Authority website [external link].

Consultation open until 22 August 2016

Broadband Consultation

Broadband is often described as the fourth utility after gas, electricity and water.  The internet impacts every aspect of our lives and access to superfast broadband is becoming increasingly important.

The Digital Durham Partnership includes ten local authority partners including Darlington Borough Council. All councils in the programme area are working together with Broadband Delivery UK to improve access to broadband services in areas which would otherwise miss out. Digital Durham aims to provide homes, businesses and communities with access to fast, fibre broadband across the area.

To ensure that we continue to invest in the right areas, we must first carry out consultation with broadband wholesale providers.

The information provided on broadband coverage includes known plans up to December 2018 and forms the basis of this consultation.

For more information about the programme and to have your say, visit the broadband consultation page [external link].


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