Town centre

The vision:

Darlington has a thriving Town Centre offering a high quality shopping, leisure and cultural experience, where businesses choose to invest and people want to spend time. Darlington will be recognised as a clean, safe and welcoming town with appropriate facilities for all visitors.


    • Safeguard the function of Darlington town centre and capitalise on its shopping, culture, leisure, tourism and employment opportunities.
    • Complete Feethams quarter.
    • Revisit unused sites or buildings for future potential.
    • Darlington to become a Digital High Street.
    • Secure a sustainable future for investment in events.
    • Regenerate the indoor market offer.
    • Work with other attractions, hotels and tour operators to provide an integrated offer such as NRM in Shildon and Kynren in Bishop Auckland.

Experience Darlington Strategy [pdf document] Experience Darlington Survey [external link]

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