Green Infrastructure Strategy
All green spaces - whether it’s a nature reserve, playing field, play area, park, green corridor, community forest or farm - play an important part in our everyday lives. We use them for sport, recreation, play, walking, cycling, and growing food. They can also help reduce the risk of flooding and help reduce the effects of climate change. In Darlington we are lucky to have so many green spaces.
Darlington’s Green Infrastructure Strategy [pdf document, 11.7MB] sets out our plans and actions for maintaining and improving our green spaces. Among other things it looks at landscape, biodiversity, sport and recreation, production, climate change and management and maintenance.
The Action Plan [pdf document, 9.82MB] identifies important projects across the Borough, many make better use of our green space whilst others will create new green spaces in important locations by 2026.
The Green Infrastructure Guide [pdf document, 20.2MB] is based around Darlington’s 12 green corridors and the rural area. Each has a map which shows the important projects that are expected to take place by 2026. This means that anyone working in the green environment will be aware from an early stage of the different green features that would benefit each part of Darlington.
All of these documents are written for, and have been prepared in consultation with, our partners which include: Friends Groups; allotment associations; community organisations; developers; statutory organisations and the council services, that will help develop, manage and communicate the benefits of the Borough’s green infrastructure network. These partners will help update the action plan and guide each April to make sure that the most up to date actions, projects and funding are identified.
The documents can be viewed or downloaded on this page. All documents are also available from the Town Hall and our libraries during normal office hours. You can also buy a hard copy – the strategy and action plan are £12 each and the guide is £20 (all costs include p&p) contact [email protected].