New local plan 2016 - 2036

Local Plan Inspector's Report and Modifications

The council received the Inspector's report on 28 January 2022.

Inspector details

Mr William Fieldhouse BA (Hons) MA MRTPI

Inspectors conclusions

  • The Darlington Local Plan 2016 - 2036 is sound and compliant with the legal requirements.
  • Main Modifications are required to make the plan sound.

Further details can be seen on the Local Plan examination page.

Schedule of proposed Main Modifications

Previous information

Notification of Darlington Local Plan Public Examination and Start of Hearing Sessions

The hearings commenced on Tuesday 25 May and ran until Thursday 24 June 2021.

These took place virtually, using Microsoft Teams due to coronavirus legislation.

All sessions were broadcast on YouTube.

Mr William Fieldhouse BA(Hons) MA MRTPI conducted the examination.

Contact the Inspector through the Programme Officer

Mrs Liz Sheard, Darlington Local Plan Programme Officer
Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall
Feethams
Darlington
DL1 5QT

For more information see the Local Plan Examination webpage.

Contact a Planning Officer about the Local Plan and its examination

Submission of Local Plan to the Secretary of State

The Council submitted the Darlington Local Plan to the Secretary of State for formal public examination on 22 December 2020.

Proposed Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19) - August 2020

The Proposed Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19) representation period will run from Thursday 6 August 2020 for 6 weeks until 5pm on Thursday 17 September 2020.

Local Plan preparation process to restart - August 2020

For more information see the Local Plan website [external link].

Darlington Borough Local Plan 2016-2036 - Consultation on the Draft Darlington Local Plan, Draft Policies Map and Draft Sustainability Appraisal

For more information see the Local Plan website [external link].

Local Plan Microsite

The Council launched its Local Plan Microsite [external link].

Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 – Consultation on Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

The Consultation on the Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report has now ended.

View the Draft SA Scoping Report Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 - Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [pdf document].

This document is also available to view in paper form on request from:

  • the Customer Contact centre at the Town Hall, Darlington
  • any of the Borough’s libraries

For more information see the Local Plan website [external link].

The New Local Plan 2016-2036

A new 20 year Darlington Local Plan 2016-2036 is being prepared for the whole Borough.

Once adopted, it will be the development plan for all matters except minerals and waste.

View the Strategic Issues and Scoping Paper for the New Local Plan [pdf document].

For more information see the Local Plan website [external link].

Withdrawal of the draft Making and Growing Places DPD

View the Statement of Withdrawal [pdf document].

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