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Council Plan 2024 - 2027

This consultation has now concluded, the Council Plan 2024 - 2027 can be found on our Council Plan page

We want to support the Borough to be the best it can be. This consultation is the beginning of a conversation with you on the future of Darlington and our priorities.

The consultation period for the council plan begins on the 6th of March 2024 and ends on the 25th of April 2024. A link to the draft council plan can be found here: Draft council plan [pdf document]

The Council Plan proposes a long-term vision and ambitions for Darlington, and priorities for delivery from 2024-27.

Darlington is a great place to live and work. We are committed to making Darlington fairer and greener for everyone, building on opportunities and successes and facing up to the difficult challenges. Our vision is to be one of the best places in the UK to live, learn, work and invest with a strong economy, healthy thriving communities and opportunities for all.

Three core values feed into the plan: addressing inequalities, tackling climate change and efficient and effective use of resources. The plan sets out six priorities for the Council for the next three years:

  • economy
  • homes
  • living well
  • children and young people
  • communities
  • environment.

The plan highlights key deliverables for each of the six priorities, delivery will be through key strategies and plans.

Have your say

We want to know what you think of the plan and what is most important to you. 

Follow the link below or scan the QR code to complete the short survey.

QR code that link to the survey

The survey is open from 6 March 2024 and closes on 25 April 2024.

Printed copies of the plan are available to view and comment on at Darlington Library, Cockerton Library and the Dolphin Centre. Please email [email protected] if you would like a copy of the draft Council Plan in an alternative format.

Cabinet discussed the Council Plan at a meeting on 5th March 2024, papers can be found via this link: Cabinet meeting 5th March 2024 agenda.

A list of questions and answers can be found here: Question and answers [pdf document]

Runs from:
06/03/2024 to 25/04/2024
Roads and infrastructure Financial planning Employment Business and Licensing Community Safety Children and Young People Social Care Town Centre Planning and Development Equality and Diversity
Resources Stronger Communities Children and Young People Economy Local Services Health and Housing Adults Stronger Communities
Bank Top and Lascelles Brinkburn and Faverdale Cockerton College Eastbourne Harrowgate Hill Haughton and Springfield Heighington & Coniscliffe Hummersknott Hurworth Mowden North Road Northgate Park East Park West Pierremont Red Hall and Lingfield Sadberge Middle St George Stephenson Whinfield

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