Looking at the challenges and opportunities across the town and surrounding area, the Stronger Towns Board has adopted a vision for the town, focussing on accelerating the agreed regeneration plans. The vision is:
“A world class Heritage Visitor Destination of UK national importance; a 21st Century bustling market town and service centre for the whole of South West Durham and gateway to the Durham Dales”
This vision has been developed after considering the challenges and opportunities for Bishop Auckland. The vision draws together three aspects of work which we feel will help deliver more new opportunities for residents and businesses. This is set out in the graphic below.