Planning for Darlington’s Future Housing Needs and the Development Plan Implications

Reference Number: 0688
Department: Economic Growth
Date Added:
Last Updated:

Contact Officer Details

Name: Valerie Adams
Telephone: 01325 406293

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Place scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor Carson
Lead Officer: Steve Petch
Lead Officer Email:

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Chris McEwan Economy and Regeneration Portfolio

Description of Decision to be Taken:

To report and seek Cabinet’s endorsement of the findings of an up to date objectively assessment of housing needs in the Darlington housing market area, for the next 15 years or so and to seek Council’s agreement to a new housing requirement and to a revised development plan preparation timetable.

Action: Decision
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 03 November 2015
Date to be considered by Council: 19 November 2015
Deferred: Yes
Deferral History: Deferred from 8 September 2015 Cabinet meeting.

Reason for late inclusion:

Needed to wait for completion of work that underpins the report, and prompt consideration needed by Council to speed up the plan making process and to support decision making on planning applications.

Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: No

Other Details

Affected Wards: All Wards
Documents to be submitted: Report
Proposed Consultees: Key stakeholders, such as house builders, registered social landlords and neighbouring local authorities.
Consultation Method: Workshop