Local Plan (adopted 1997, alterations 2001)
We adopted the current local plan in November 1997
Alterations relating to land at Elm Tree Farm and Muscar House Farm, Whinfield were adopted in September 2001
We are currently preparing a new-style plan which will replace the current local plan.
Policies within the current local plan, saved under the provisions of Section 38 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, continue to form part of the statutory planning framework for the Borough.
We will replace these saved policies as we adopt new policies as part of the emerging new local plan.
You can view the current local plan written statement [pdf document]. This sets out policies and proposals for the plan and the reasons for them.
Policies adopted in the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and Tees Valley Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites Development Plan may also be relevant.
Update on "saved policies"
The following policies and proposals ended on 27 September 2007, as a result of not being formally 'saved' and from this point they no longer form part of the statutory planning framework: E6, E19, E27, E28, E30, E31, E33, E35, E52, H6, H8, R10, R21, R22, S17, T2.
A number of other policies within the existing Local Plan (1997) were superseded when the Darlington Core Strategy was adopted in May 2011 and no longer form part of the statutory planning framework for the Borough: E1, E6, E7, E8, E10, E11, E15, E16, E19, E23, E24, E25, E26, E27, E28, E29, E30, E31, E32, E33, E34, E35, E45, E46, E47, E48, E49, E50, E52, H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H8, H9, H11, H14, H15, H16, H21, R1, R2, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R13, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22, R24, R25, R26, EP1, EP5, EP13, EP14, EP15, EP16, EP17, S1, S2, S12, S13, S14, S16, S17, S18, TO1 – TO9, T1, T2, T3, T4, T12, T13, T16, T24, T25, T30, T31, T33, T34, T37, T38, T39, T45, T48, T53, T54.