Your views and consultations

On this page you can see and have your say on consultations and engagement activities which are currently taking place in Darlington, as well as nationally.

You can find our previous consultations here, and consultations by our partners here.

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Council Tax empty property premium

Darlington Borough Council is proposing to implement the following changes to the Council Tax Empty Property Premium from the 1st April 2020:

  • From 1st April 2020, owners of properties that have been empty for over 2 years, will pay a 100% premium on top of their normal Council Tax liability.
  • From 1st April 2020, owners of properties that have been empty for over 5 years, will pay a 200% premium on top of their normal Council Tax liability.
  • From 1st April 2021, owners of properties that have been empty for over 10 years will pay a 300% premium on top of their normal Council Tax liability.”

The consultation is open until the 16th July 2019. If you would like further details or you would like the survey in other formats, please contact Revenues & Benefits via email [email protected]

Link to the survey [external link]

Runs until 16 July 2019
Drug and alcohol services review

Darlington Borough Council are currently reviewing the Drugs and Alcohol Services in Darlington and to make sure the service as good as possible with the resources available they would like your views. If possible please circulate to friends family and colleagues or clients who live in Darlington. The survey is open until the 15th August 2019. There are also other consultation events being planned so please do not hesitate to contact Public Health on 01325 406201 if you would like more details or would the survey in other formats.
 
Thank you for your help and here is the link to the survey [external link]

In addition, there is another survey which focuses on drugs and alcohol in relation to young people. Here is the link to the survey

Runs until 15 August 2019
Tees Valley road network improvement [external link] Improving roads, improving lives - We are always looking at ways to improve the borough and its economy. In partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the four other Tees Valley councils and Highways England, we have set out proposals for better transport connections across the whole area. You can read more about the proposals here [external link].


You can download the Connecting Tees Valley's brochure about the proposals here [pdf document]
 
Employee skills survey Our Business Engagement Team is conducting an Employer Skills Survey [external link] to detail the existing skills of the Darlington workforce and to get an overview of existing employee skills and their future requirements which will help to shape project and activity in the future. Ongoing
Childcare audit Have your say about childcare provision in Darlington Ongoing
Learnview Have your say about learning and skills in Darlington [external link] Ongoing

 

 

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