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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for our places and open spaces

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Countryside and greenspaces


Green Infrastructure includes trees, woodlands, parks, green spaces, rivers, streams, allotments, footpaths, wildlife areas and much more.

Green Infrastructure is important to us all. It provides places for play and exercise; spaces to grow food; attractive environments to live and work; 'green routes' for walking and cycling; and areas for wildlife.

Green Infrastructure helps to provide us with clean air and water, and in the future it will play an essential role in helping us adapt to climate change, for example, by cooling our towns and reducing the risk of flooding.

You can find details of our many beautiful parks, green spaces and allotments in the Arts, Leisure and Culture pages of this website. Visit the Arts, Leisure and Culture section.


Green Infrastructure Strategy

To gain the maximum benefits from our green infrastructure it needs to be planned and managed as a network of connected spaces. To help us achieve that, several organisations have worked together to prepare the Stockton-on-Tees Green Infrastructure Strategy.

This is linked to the Tees Valley Green Infrastructure Strategy 2008.

We have also set out how we will deliver this strategy in the Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

You can also find more information on the Borough's green infrastructure network, open spaces and designated areas such as local wildlife sites is available on our on-line map - Green Infrastructure mapping.

Stockton Borough Council is also an active member of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership: