Have your say on future of Northgate

Have your say on future of Northgate
05 July 2021

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on plans to transform the Northgate area of town.

The area contains a number of significant historic buildings and also connects the town centre with the proposed Rail Heritage Quarter (currently the Head of Steam Museum site).

We are developing proposals to create an attractive environment, using both existing and new riverside routes into the town centre, whilst enhancing the heritage in the area.

People are being asked to give their views and to share their own expectations and aspirations for the area.

There will be a drop in engagement event on Wednesday 7 July, 11am-1pm, at the bandstand in North Lodge Park for anyone who want to have their say, or just take a look. There will also be the opportunity to see the display at the Head of Steam.

If you can’t make it to any of the events you can email your thoughts to [email protected]


Economy portfolio holder Councillor Alan Marshall said: “Northgate has an important role to play connecting the town centre to the new Rail Heritage Quarter and we want people’s views as to what we can do to transform the area.

“We want to celebrate the history of the area and look to the future so we need to know what people care about and what they would like to see.”

Darlington is one of the first towns to be awarded its share of £3.6bn Towns Fund from the government. The £23.3m investment is being spent on projects to revitalise and improve the town. The Towns Fund is funding four key intervention projects within Northgate including Edward Pease House, North Road & Northgate House area, Linear Park along the Skerne Valley and Rail Heritage Quarter.

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