Consultation on Darlington Borough Draft Local Plan

The Borough Council have given notice that the current stage that they have reached in the process of replacing the Darlington Borough Local Plan. The Local Plan is being published in draft form and will cover policies and development allocations for the Borough.

The formal consultation exercise for the above document commences on 21 June 2018 and runs through to 2 August 2018. Information on how to access all the documents including the supporting evidence can be found on the Local Plan section of the Council’s website, at

Copies of the Draft Local Plan are also available to view at council offices and local libraries and can be provided in other formats (a cost may be involved). Additionally, we are holding a number of drop in sessions around the Borough and a list of these is shown below.


Saturday 30 June 10am – 4pm Darlington Community Carnival, Stanhope Park
Thursday 5 July 10am – 2pm Dolphin Centre, drop-in session
Saturday 14 July 10am – 4pm Festival of Ingenuity, Market Square
Tuesday 17 July 2pm – 6pm Dolphin Centre, drop-in session
Saturday 28 July 11am – 3pm Dolphin Centre, drop-in session
Monday 30 July 3pm – 7pm Dolphin Centre, drop-in session

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the online consultation software which is specifically designed to assist in the Local Plan consultation process. You can view and comment on all documents at The Sustainability Appraisal can be commented on separately here Comments can be posted in relation to the entire document, individual policies or sites.

If you have any queries in relation to the consultation software or the documents please contact a member of the Planning Policy team on 01325 406724