Sustainability means that ensuring that the actions and decisions we take meet the needs of everyone now and for generations to come.
Taking a sustainable approach means balancing different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the economic, social and environmental limitations that we face as a society.
The Council is operating at a time of reducing funding and increasing demand for its services. Adopting a sustainable approach will help us to meet this challenge.
Sustainability is important to every person living in Darlington and affects everyone's lives. It involves local people, community groups, voluntary groups, decision makers, local businesses - everybody who has an interest in Darlington.