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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adopted Development Plan


The development plan currently comprises:

  •  Local Plan (2019) 
  • Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites LDDs (September 2011)

The documents 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.

Local Plan

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council adopted its Local Plan on 30 January 2019.

The policies map will eventually be available as an interactive online resource. A higher quality version of the policies map is also available but due to a large files size is not available online. Please contact the Spatial Planning team for more information.


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. 

Replaced Policies

All Core Strategy (2010) and saved Local Plan (1997) and alteration Number 1 (2006) policies have been replaced following adoption of the Local Plan (2019) and are provided below for reference only.

Local Plan and Local Plan Alteration Number 1

Local Plan (1997) and Alteration Number 1 Documents: 

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.

Core Strategy

Core Strategy Documents:


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