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Stockton Council serves the towns of Stockton, Norton, Billingham, Thornaby, Ingleby Barwick and Yarm


Big plans for an outstanding Borough

The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees deserves ambitious thinking. So we are driving projects which will bring economic prosperity and create jobs.

We’re creating new, vibrant and animated town centres that are at the very heart of our community.

Town centres full of energy and opportunity. Town centres that will transform the look, feel and spirit of the area for decades to come. We want the future of our Borough to be dynamic, exciting and inviting. 

In these pages you'll find details of all you need to know about doing business in Stockton, why Stockton is good for business and details of how to travel to and around the Borough.

This particular page will be updated with information about our policies and plans so that you are able to keep up to date with key developments,


Scrutiny of Economic Regeneration and Transport Policies

The Council's Regeneration & Transport Select Committee monitors and evaluates the way in which we work and how policies are being implemented and developed.


Local Plan

The Local Plan is a collection of documents that sets out the council's policies for meeting the community's economic, environmental and social aims for the future, where this affects the development and use of land.  Our Core Strategy was adopted in 2010 and we are now preparing the Regeneration and Environment Local Development Document which will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • The Spatial Strategy for the whole Borough
  •  Sustainable Transport
  • Sustainable Living
  •  The Economy
  • Town Centres
  •  Provision of facilities
  •  Housing
  • Environmental Protection and Enhancement
  • The Historic Environment
  • Regeneration and Gateway Sites

We have also produced a number of Supplementary Planning Documents which give guidance and advice to people and organisations who are considering applying for planning permission.
For more information contact Spatial Planning on telephone 01642 526050 or email


The Local Transport Plan

The Local Transport Plan sets out Stockton Council's plans for maintaining and improving the local transport system over a five-year period. You can also view our consultation exercise, environmental assessment report and our Sustainable Travel Strategy.

For more information contact Technical Services on telephone 01642 526709 or email


Local Economic Assessment

The Local Economic Assessment analyses the Borough’s characteristics, performance and trends, and shows the nature and extent of the opportunities and challenges that exist.

The Executive Summary highlights the key insights that can help to inform policy, delivery and strategy.  

The Assessment has been undertaken against the chapters of Business, People and Place; recognising these as a series of inter connected economic factors. Based on the most up-to-date available evidence and statistics, the Stockton-on-Tees Local Economic Assessment is part of the decision-making toolkit for Stockton Council, local partners and businesses. It dovetails with the Tees Valley Economic Assessment and recognises the economic conditions and drivers that cross Tees Valley Local Authority boundaries.

For more information contact Regeneration and Economic Development on telephone 01642 527025 or email


Regeneration Strategy

Find out more about Stockton Council's Regeneration Strategy and executive summary featuring ambitious plans to transform the Borough of Stockton.

The Regeneration Strategy is currently under review and an update will be available soon.

For more information contact Regeneration and Economic Development on telephone 01642 526471 or email



Thornaby Road A174 Link Road Congestion Relief

Stockton Council has secured £3.3 million of government funding towards a scheme to tackle traffic pinch points which clog up traffic flow.

The funding was announced by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, in September 2013 and will see Stockton Council carry out works to ease congestion.

Works are expected to start on the £4.8million Thornaby Road A174/A1044 Congestion Relief Scheme in May 2014 and are planned to be complete by early 2015.

The scheme will dual the A174 Parkway Extension between the A174/A1044 junction, where capacity improvements will also be made to complement the already secured Highways Agency improvements and the A19/A174 Trunk Road interchange.  

In addition the combined proposals will create new access to the Teesside Industrial Estate both reducing congestion and encouraging growth.

Detailed design on the scheme will start shortly, following consultation with local residents.

For further information please contact the Technical Services team on 01642 526709 or email

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