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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adopted Development Plan


 The development plan currently comprises:

  •  Local Plan (1997)- saved policies
  •  Local Plan Alteration Number 1 (2006)- saved policies
  •  Core Strategy (2010)
  • Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites LDDs (September 2011)

The documents which form the development plan provide a detailed framework within which planning applications are determined. It aims to balance the need for development with the protection of the heritage, environment and character of the area.

Upon adoption the emerging Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan will replace all of the above documents with the exception of those relating to minerals and waste.


Saved and replaced policies

Important policies from the Local Plan and Local Plan Alteration Number 1 have been saved until they are replaced. Some of these saved policies have been replaced by the Core Strategy.

The following document has been prepared to detail the chronology of saved policies and replaced policies.

 • Saved and replaced policies

The Local Plan and Local Plan Alteration Number 1 which are available on this page have been marked to identify policies that no-longer apply.


Local Plan and Local Plan Alteration Number 1

The last Local Plan we produced was adopted in 1997. Local Plan Alteration Number 1 provides shopping policies and was adopted in 2006. These documents are available below: 


Local Plan Alteration Number 1

The Local Plan (1997) proposals map can be viewed on the Interactive Proposals Map. The proposals map for Local Plan Alternation Number 1 (2006) can be viewed below. Neither proposal map has been updated to illustrate which policies have been deleted or replaced.


Core Strategy

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council adopted its Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) on 24 March 2010.

The Core Strategy DPD sets out the spatial strategy to 2024. The DPD is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal, a Habitats Regulation Assessment, an Infrastructure Strategy and a Consultation Statement.

The Core Strategy was found sound by an Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate prior to its adoption by the Council.


Joint minerals and waste development documents

The Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit (JSU) appointed consultants, to prepare two Joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents (MWDPDs) for the five unitary authorities of the Tees Valley area (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland).

The Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites Development Plan Documents (DPDs) were adopted in September 2011.

 If you would like to purchase a copy of any of the above documents, please contact us using the details on this page. 


Authority Monitoring Report

This document contains information on the implementation of the Local Development Scheme and the extent to which the policies set out in local development documents are being successful.

View the 2015/16 Authority Monitoring Report.

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR): 

  • reviews progress in terms of local development document preparation against the timetable and milestones in the Local Development Scheme
  • assesses the extent to which policies in the local development documents are being implemented
  • if policies are not being implemented, explains why and set out how implementation will take place, or whether the policy is to be amended or replaced
  •  considers whether policies in the local development document need adjusting or replacing because they are not working as intended
  • considers whether the policies need changing to reflect changes in national or regional policy
  •  sets out whether policies need to be amended or replaced