Decision details

7/8 Horsemarket, Darlington

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Economic Growth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


BT Openreach are rolling out fibre broadband to replace existing copper and improve broadband speeds in Darlington. To do this in Horsemarket they propose to run a short length of fibre cable up the front wall of 7/8 Horsemarket to a small junction box and they have requested a wayleave. Openreach have confirmed that they have statutory powers for this and they will enforce the installation if we refuse to grant a wayleave by agreement. The wayleave is terminable in the event of redevelopment.


Approval requested to conduct Council business.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 01/08/2022

Date of decision: 25/07/2022