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CONTENTS:

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

ADJOINING PLANNING AUTHORITIES

EARLIER PLANS

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER COUNCIL POLICIES

A GUIDE TO THE PLAN



CHAPTER 2: STRATEGIC CONTEXT AND AIMS

THE STRATEGIC PLANNING POLICY CONTEXT

THE AIMS AND STRATEGY OF THE LOCAL PLAN

OTHER PLANS OF THE COUNCIL



CHAPTER 3: ENVIRONMENT

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

THE LOCATION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

THE COUNTRYSIDE

LANDSCAPE AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE BOROUGH

NATURE CONSERVATION

RESOURCE CONSERVATION

BUILDINGS AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

PUBLIC PROTECTION

TELECOMMUNICATIONS



CHAPTER 4: HOUSING

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

HOUSING PROVISION

NEW HOUSING

HOUSING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NEW HOUSING DESIGN

EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AREAS

SPECIALIST HOUSING



CHAPTER 5: RECREATION, LEISURE AND COMMUNITY

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

DESIGNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

OPEN SPACE FOR RECREATION

PLAYING FIELDS

ACCESS FOR INFORMAL RECREATION

RECREATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

GOLF DEVELOPMENT

ALLOTMENTS

SPORTS, RECREATION AND LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES



CHAPTER 6: EMPLOYMENT

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

EMPLOYMENT PROVISION

EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

OFFICES

DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT AREAS

SPECIALIST EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT



CHAPTER 7: SHOPPING

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

GENERAL LOCATION

TOWN CENTRE

TOWN CENTRE FRINGES

DISTRICT AND LOCAL CENTRES

OTHER MAJOR NEW SHOPPING DEVELOPMENT

LOCAL SHOPS

OTHER RETAIL POLICIES



CHAPTER 8: TOURISM

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

TOURIST FACILITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

VISITOR ACCOMMODATION

DARLINGTON RAILWAY CENTRE AND MUSEUM



CHAPTER 9: TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

Policies and Proposals:

NEW ROADS

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENTt

NEW DEVELOPMENT

TRAFFIC IN THE TOWN CENTRE

CAR PARKING

BUSES

TAXIS

PEDAL CYCLING

PEDESTRIANS

LORRIES

RAIL

AIRPORT

TRANSMISSION LINES, PIPELINES AND UNDERGROUND SERVICES



CHAPTER 10: ACHIEVING THE PLAN

IMPLEMENTATION

SECURING COMMUNITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS

CONSULTATION ON DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

OTHER STATUTORY DESIGNATIONS

SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE

MONITORING AND REVIEW