Decision details

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPD) Design Code - Burtree Garden Village

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


New National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires design codes to be in Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPD) form.  Burtree Garden Village is required to go through an official consultation process as SPD.


The Cabinet Member with the Economy Portfolio introduced the report of the Chief Executive (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given, following the adoption of the Darlington Local Plan 2016/36 (Darlington Local Plan), to transforming the existing Greater Faverdale (Burtree Garden Village) Design Code, produced by DesignNE, into a Supplementary Planning Document in coherence with the National Planning Policy Framework changes in July 2021 and, in particular, the National Model Design Code.


The submitted report stated that the Homes England supported Garden Community and site allocation Greater Faverdale (Burtree Garden Village) had been adopted by the Darlington Local Plan 2016/36; the Inspectors report and the suggested modifications detailed the policy for the site in H11 and suggested that the current Greater Faverdale Design Code produced by DesignNE be consulted upon and turned into a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Design Code for Burtree Garden Village within six months of the adoption of the Local Plan; it needed to be consulted upon for a minimum of four weeks; once the consultation exercise had been completed the amended SPD would return to Cabinet and Full Council for approval and adoption; and it would then form part of the Council’s Supplementary Planning Policy which would be used as material consideration in the Planning application process. 


Particular refence was made at the meeting to the consultation process.


RESOLVED - That the contents of the Supplementary Planning Document, as appended to the submitted report, and the process of creating the Burtree Garden Design Code Supplementary Planning Document, as detailed in the submitted report, be approved.


REASON - The Council must follow the National Planning Policy Framework(NPPF) and the Inspectors report to convert the Current Greater Faverdale Design Code into a Supplementary Planning Document within six months of the adoption of the Darlington Local Plan 2016/36.

Report author: David Nelson

Publication date: 11/03/2022

Date of decision: 08/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/03/2022

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