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Darwen is located to the south of Blackburn, East Lancashire and is the second largest settlement in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.

Darwen town centre is predominantly a market town, with small-scale retail development and community services. The town is characterised by a countryside setting, with views of the moors and Darwen Tower, and is located within the valley floor, framed by relatively steep hills to the east and west. The River Darwen runs through the town with the open river corridor on either side of the town centre.

Darwen is part of the Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority, overseen by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (BwDBC). In order to accommodate the requirement for further housing in the borough, a number of sites have been identified within Darwen for potential development.

In order to accelerate the delivery of new housing in Darwen and mitigate the impacts of the traffic associated with the delivery of new housing on allocated sites on the highway network, a package of measures is presented as the ‘Darwen East Development Corridor’ (DEDC).

Resources Strategic Outline Business Case Appendix G Social And Distributional Impacts Appendix H Project Programme Appendix I Communications Strategy Appendix J Public Consultation Summary Appendix K Appraisal Specification Report Appendix L Monitoring And Evaluation Report Appendix M Governance Organogram Appendix A Feasibility Study Appendix B Risk Register Appendix C Stakeholder Letters Of Support Appendix D Options Modelling Report Appendix E BCR Technical Report Appendix F Enironmental Impact Assessment Appendix O Gateway Review Minutes Appendix P Land Acquisitions Appendix Q TAG Worksheets Appendix N Cost Report Read next East Lancashire Cycle Way