PROPOSALS for a regeneration project that could bring hundreds of jobs to Darlington went on display today (Friday, July 11).

Plans to transform the former SCA Packaging site on Faverdale Industrial Estate were exhibited to the public at The White Heifer that Travelled pub.

Developers hope to develop the brownfield site to include a supermarket, petrol station and car parking for 300 vehicles.

Philip Lunn, the managing director of the Lateral Property Group, said: “Currently the majority of families from North West Darlington travel across town by car to carry out their main weekly shop at either Morrisons in North Road, Sainsbury’s in Victoria Road or ASDA in Whinfield Way.

“This site is in a location that is near to the heart of the north western population and which is highly accessible by bus, by bicycle, on foot and by car.

“A foodstore here will provide an opportunity for local residents to shop locally and make shorter journeys for their main weekly shop, avoiding the need to make long journeys to reach the existing larger supermarkets elsewhere in Darlington.”

The developers were on hand at the exhibition to field questions from local residents and discuss the project, which could create around 200 jobs.

Feedback was largely positive, with the majority of people being in favour of the development.

The exhibition will also be open tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) between 10am and 3pm.

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