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

Our consultations

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Blackwell Draft Planning and Development Brief

The Council is currently consulting on a draft Planning and Development Brief for Land to the East of Carmel Road South (Sites HE1 to HE4 - Former Blackwell Grange Golf Course). For further information, please visit the 'Blackwell Draft Planning and Development Brief' page. Comments should be submitted to the council before Monday 26 June 2017.

Closes on the  26 June 2017
Children's Centre Delivery

The Council is facing ongoing financial challenges, which means we have had to look at different ways of ensuring that our Children's Centres continue to deliver on a range of council priorities, including reducing child poverty and providing early help and support to families. We want to know what you think about our proposal to make Children's Centres more flexible, efficient and effective.

Click here to find out more and have your say.

Started Tuesday 18 April for six weeks. 
Council Tax and Adult Social Care precept

On 17 January 2017, Cabinet proposed to increase Council Tax by 1.99% each year up to 2020/21, with a social care precept in three of the next four years, as agreed by the Government, to help fund the increasing cost of adult social care.


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This update to an earlier proposal follows the announcement of the Local Government Finance Settlement in December. We would like your views on this proposal, particularly and positive or negative impacts it may have on you. The consultation ran from 17 January 2017 to 13 February 2017.

Closed on 13 February 2017
Library Consultation

A six week consultation on the design and operation of the proposed relocation of the Central Library Service to the Dolphin Centre started on Monday, 3 October. For more details, visit

Link to items for Cabinet meeting on the 17/1/2017

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
Darlington Rethinking Parks Let us know your thoughts about South Park, The Denes and North Park [external link] 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
Home care and support More Details about Home Care Support [pdf document] Closed
Experience Darlington strategy

The Experience Darlington Strategy is a tying together of existing strategies to come up with an overarching strategy for visitors to Darlington. There is a real opportunity for the town to make more of its unique ‘ingenious’ story, from its lead role in the birthplace of the modern railways, Quaker heritage, through to its globally renowned reputation for bridge building and a thriving theatre and arts scene. Experience Darlington will look ahead into the future – thinking how we can develop real attractions that entice people to our town; making local people proud. 

Closed 13 April 2017
Local Plan Issues and Options scoping consultation The council is currently consulting on the new local plan. For more details and to have your say please visit the local plan microsite. Closed
Medium term financial plan 2016/17 to 2019/20

Between February and June, the Council went through the process of setting its budget for 2016/17 to 2019/20. The medium term financial plan (MTFP) budget consultation ran from 12 February until the end of May. For more information about the MTFP, visit

The Budget 2012-16 Details regarding the breakdown of the budget Closed

Consultations by our partners

There are no current partner consultations

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