Cross examine Darlington's Draft Local Plan

by Darlington Green Party in Darlington, England, United Kingdom

Cross examine Darlington's Draft Local Plan

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This project will only be funded if at least £600 is pledged by August 21st 2019 at 11:58am

We want to put Darlington's plan for 16,000 new houses under the spot light we've hired a professional to see if the figures add up.

by Darlington Green Party in Darlington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

In addition to producing the report, we would like to pay for our consultant to present the report in person to the planning inspector and be available to explain the findings.


Darlington's Draft Local Plan claims that we need up to 16,000 new homes. If this plan is adopted, this will trigger the building of three new suburbs to the North-west and North-east of the town.

We have hired an independent planning consultant to cross examine the calculations in the Plan, to see if they stand up to scrutiny. We would like this consultant to present their finding in person to the planing inspector.

The work done for us will;

  • Examine the housing needs assessment that came up with the 16,000 homes figure
  • See if the mixture of types of housing will meet the needs of an ageing population and future generations
  • Consider the transport implications of housing sites and how existing infrastructure will cope
  • Take into account the energy use implications as we take action on climate change

Our consultant will take into account all documents use by the council in their planning process and other evidence that has been unearthed by the dedicated team of community volunteers who support this process.

Let's make 'Cross examine Darlington's Draft Local Plan' happen

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