Green Infrastructure Strategy

All green spaces 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.

The strategy details our plans and actions for maintaining and improving green spaces.

Darlington’s green infrastructure strategy [pdf document, 11.7MB]

Among other things it looks at:

  • landscape
  • biodiversity
  • sport and recreation
  • production
  • climate change
  • management and maintenance

Action plan

The plan identifies important projects across the Borough.

These projects make better use of our green space. Others will create new green spaces in important locations by 2026.

Action plan [pdf document, 9.82MB]

Green infrastructure guide

The guide 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.

Green infrastructure guide [pdf document, 20.2MB]

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
  • council services

These documents are also available from the Town Hall and our libraries.

You can also buy a hard copy.

  • strategy and action plan are £12 each
  • guide is £20

All costs include postage and packaging.

Contact [email protected] to request a hard copy.

Supporting documents

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