Businesses across Darlington are being invited to give their views on an ambitious plan that sets out the council’s vision for the borough over the next few years.  The Council want to support the borough to be the best it can be.

At the heart of the draft Council Plan 2024-27 is the vision for Darlington to be one of the best places in the UK to live, work, learn and invest – with a strong economy, healthy thriving communities, and opportunities for all.

 A link to the draft council plan can be found here: Draft council plan [pdf document]

The plan is underpinned by six priorities, each of which identify several key deliverables.  The priorities are:

  • Economy: A strong, sustainable economy and highly skilled workforce
  • Homes: Affordable and secure homes that meet current and future needs
  • Living well: A healthier and better quality of life for longer, supporting those who need it
  • Children and young people: best start in life, realising potential and raising aspirations
  • Communities: Healthier, safer and more engaged
  • Environment: A well connected, clean and sustainable borough.

To get involved, there is a short survey you can complete.  The consultation period is underway and will run until Thursday 25 April. To find out more and tell the Council what you think, follow this  link:

After the consultation process, an updated version of the plan will be considered by the council later in the year.

Many thanks

Andrew Perkin / Business Growth & Investment Manager