Core Strategy

Adoption of the Core Strategy

We adopted the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) on 6 May 2011.

The DPD sets out how the Borough will develop over the next 15 years (2011-2026).

The DPD replaces several policies in the Borough of Darlington Local Plan (1997).

The Path to Adoption

October 2010

The Core Strategy is submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

A hearing was held from the 25 to 27 January 2011.

The hearing was conducted by Planning Inspector Patrick T Whitehead Dip TP (NOTT), MRTPI.

Further details of this can be seen on the Hearing Library.

The Core Strategy as it was submitted to the Inspector:

The Council's initial responses to the representations:

Publication Draft Core Strategy 2010

Publication of the draft strategy followed three earlier consultations.

Core Strategy Revised Preferred Options 2010

The consultation period on the above closed on 28 February.

The documents that were published for consultation are set out below:

Core Strategy Background papers [external link]

Responses received to the consultation of the Core Strategy Revised Preferred Options

Summary of comments from public meetings [pdf document]

Core Strategy: Preferred Options 2008

Consultation on the Core Strategy: Preferred Options has now ended.

The responses have been summarised and can be read in the summary document [pdf document, 373kb].

The same key issues are addressed, relating to:

Sustainability Appraisal - scoping report

The final report has been produced following a period of consultation on a draft SA scoping report.

Issues and Options 2008

A consultation was carried out between 7 January and 15 February 2008.

A total of 101 responses were received.

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