A PUBLIC-private partnership behind plans to build a ‘garden village’ near the A1(M) have submitted detailed proposals to develop the 78.7-hectare site.

Numerous planning applications setting out major issues including the development’s layout, roads and landscaping are set to be decided over the joint Bussey and Armstrong Projects and Darlington Borough Council scheme at Mount Pleasant Farm and Stag House Farm, Newton Lane.

Developers have submitted detailed proposals, which even detail the type of grasses that will be planted, after being granted outline application for an estate of 1,200 homes, residential and link roads, public open space, landscaping and drainage works together with education and playing fields in 2016.

Previously, residents have raised concerns over the development’s impact on roads, flooding and drainage and wildlife.

The applications follow details of a second garden village to be proposed for Darlington, in Faverdale, being released by developers in July. It is expected to feature 2,000 homes built over a 15-year period as well 200,000 square metres of employment space.

However, following the announcement campaigners voiced concerns over how the garden village would impact on the town’s infrastructure and whether the new homes would include enough smaller affordable properties.