PLANS to complete a housing development site with a further 26 homes have been submitted to Darlington Borough Council.

Pegasus Group, on behalf of Keepmoat Homes, is in support of a full planning application submitted to Darlington Borough Council for the erection of 26 dwellings with associated access, landscaping, and infrastructure at land within Central Park, Darlington.

The new houses with a mix of three and four bedroom properties in a variety of arrangements including terraced, semi-detached, detached plots.

The site also forms part of a larger area identified in the 2022 Darlington Borough Local Plan as a housing commitment for up to 359 dwellings, with the Local Plan noting that 85 dwellings remained to be built out as of April 2021.

At the time of submission of this application this has reduced and there are now approximately 20 dwellings left to complete.

The site measures approximately 0.64 hectares and is currently vacant brownfield land, located immediately to the south of the junction between Vicarage Road and John Williams Boulevard, within the area known as Central Park.

The principals of the development are listed in the planning application as being:

"To create a central linear park that is the heart of the development; to use these principles to integrate the existing surrounding urban framework of Darlington through physical and virtual desire lines.

"Landscape and lighting, focal points and desire lines, site constraints, and sustainable design should provide the main driving forces behind the masterplan solution.

"The linear park should provide the heart and lungs of Darlington and set a new precedent for how mixed use urban development should be planned in the future.

"The interplay of architecture and landscape should provide an environment that engages workers, visitors and residents alike and at the same time provides an exciting and invigorating place to live, work and play."

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