Open Space Strategy
Darlington has a wide range of open spaces including:
- children’s play areas
- wildlife areas
- green corridors
- informal and recreation spaces
- landscape amenity spaces
These help make Darlington an attractive place to live and work.
The council adopted the Darlington Open Space Strategy [pdf document] in April 2007.
The strategy guides the council’s approach to the protection and improvement of the open space network.
The council uses the strategy when considering development proposals and planning applications.
Since 2007 work has been carried out to address the issues in the Open Space Strategy (OSS) and its action plan.
The OSS Update Report 2010 [pdf document] provides an update on the quantity and quality of accessible open spaces.
The Update Report is accompanied by:
- Map 1: Darlington Urban Area [pdf document]
- Map 2: Darlington North West [pdf document]
- Map 3: Darlington Central [pdf document]
- Map 4: Darlington South West [pdf document]
- Map 5: Darlington South East [pdf document]
- Map 6: Darlington North East [pdf document]
- Map 7: Middleton St George [pdf document]
- Map 8: Hurworth [pdf document]
- Map 9: Heighington [pdf document]
Supporting documents include:
- Sustainability Appraisal Report [pdf document, 7mb]
- Sustainability Report: Non Technical Summary [PDF, 88kb]
All documents are available for inspection at the Customer Service Centre in the Town Hall, Darlington.