Darlington residents to have their say on Central Park development

Residents are being invited to have their say on the next phase of development at Central Park in Darlington.

Central Park, which is situated between Haughton Road, Yarm Road, Hundens Lane and the railway line, is already home to Darlington College, Teesside University and more than 170 houses.

The vision for the development is to introduce a neighbourhood for businesses, education uses and over 350 new homes linked by green space by 2030.

The main features of the revised masterplan include:

  • A network of linked green spaces including a wildlife reserve
  • A new Enterprise Zone to attract and support the growth of businesses
  • The provision of a high quality business environment
  • A new formal public space called Central Square
  • A new pedestrian and cycle bridge improving access to the train station

Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Central Park is a great site for development which has already attracted international businesses, top educational facilities and hundreds of new homes.

“I hope people will come along and the see our revised plans for the future of the site and give us their views so we can ensure Central Park continues to help Darlington thrive.”

The proposals for the Central Park development can be viewed on the Darlington Borough Council website.

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on the next phase of the development at a drop-in event. The event will be held at the Keepmoat showhome at Central Park, on Tuesday, July 11th from 2pm until 5pm.

Alternatively, residents and businesses can also have their say by emailing economic.projects@darlington.gov.uk or by post to: Economic Projects Team, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT.

All views need to be received by Wednesday, July 26th, 2017. The council will consider the finalised plans in autumn.

Source: Darlington Borough Council

David Wriglesworth
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