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1.INTRODUCTION

What is this document and why is it important?

Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment

2.DEVELOPING A SPATIAL VISION FOR DARLINGTON

Overview of Darlington Borough

National planning policy context

Regional planning policy context

Sub-regional policy context

Local policy context and key issues

Other issues

Reflecting current economic conditions and future prospects for growth

A Spatial Vision for Darlington

What Darlington will be like in the year 2026

Strategic Objectives

3. ACHIEVING A MORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

Policy CS1: Darlington's Sub-Regional Role and Locational Strategy

Policy CS2: Achieving High Quality, Sustainable Design

Policy CS3: Promoting Renewable Energy

Policy CS4: Developer Contributions

4.PROSPEROUS DARLINGTON

Policy CS5: The Provision of Land for Employment Uses

Policy CS6: Vibrant Cultural and Tourism Offer

5. A VIBRANT TOWN CENTRE AND ACCESSIBLE LOCAL SHOPS AND SERVICES

Policy CS7: The Town Centre

Policy CS8: Additional Retail Provision

Policy CS9: District and Local Centres and Local Shops and Services

6. QUALITY HOUSING FOR ALL

Policy CS10: New Housing Development

Policy CS11: Meeting Housing Needs

Policy CS12: Existing Housing

Policy CS13: Accommodating Travelling Groups

7. A DISTINCTIVE, GREENER, CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

Policy CS14: Promoting Local Character and Distinctiveness

Policy CS15: Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Policy CS16: Protecting Environmental Resources, Human Health and Safety

8. A HEALTHY AND SAFE DARLINGTON

Policy CS17: Delivering a Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Network

Policy CS18: Promoting Quality, Accessible Sport and Recreation Facilities

9. EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE TRANSPORT

Policy CS19: Improving Transport Infrastructure and Creating a Sustainable Transport Network

10. IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

Appendix 1: Previously 'Saved' Local Plan Policies Superseded by the Core Strategy

Appendix 2: Key Studies Underpinning Preparation of the Core Strategy

Appendix 3: Strategies, Plans and Programmes Taken into Account in the Preparation of the Core Strategy

Appendix 4: Darlington's Hub and Spoke Model for the Provision of Sport and Recreation facilities

KEY DIAGRAM