Skerningham Garden Village

Darlington

The Benefits

 

The proposals will deliver significant benefits for the area:

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Social Benefits

 

A landscape led design, protecting and enhancing existing natural landscape features. The masterplan seeks to enhance the River Skerne

Corridor

Approximately 4,500 new homes at a range of densities will provide a significant boost to much needed housing growth in the Borough

A network of clear and legible green corridors would form the skeleton of the development defining the layout and size of residential communities. These corridors will link with the existing urban area and the River Skerne

corridor

A hierarchy of cycling and walking routes running through key green corridors. These corridors would provide a network of traffic-free routes

Structural planting to provide appropriate buffers to the sensitive boundaries of the site

Retention, where possible, and enhancement of existing trees and hedgerows

Creation of significant new ecological habitats

Enhancements to the public rights of way network

On site sustainable drainage measures

Creation of healthy and vibrant communities

Delivery of a mix of modern, high quality homes to meet identified local need

Affordable housing provision

Employment opportunities

New community and health facilities and services to meet the day to day needs of residents including:

Neighbourhood scale shops and services

Education provision

Health and Community Hubs

Economic Benefits