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Big plans for our places and open spaces

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Countryside and greenspaces

countryside

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: 

 

Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan

The Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan sets out a wide range of projects which could be delivered by Stockton Council or other organisations, to address the objectives set out in the Stockton-on-Tees Green Infrastructure Strategy.

Please note that the Delivery Plan is just one stage in a much longer process.  It sets out some initial proposals which in most cases need to be discussed in more detail with local residents, landowners and other organisations. 

First produced in Spring 2012, the delivery plans have been amended in June 2013. 

The active projects list has also been amended to reflect the schemes that Stockton Council is currently progressing. The rural areas/access routes plans are currently being reviewed and will be posted up when available.

First produced in Spring 2012, the delivery plans were amended June 2013. The 'table of amendments' details the variations between the revised and the original delivery plans.

The active projects list has also been amended to reflect the schemes that Stockton Council is currently progressing.

The rural areas/access routes plans are currently being reviewed and will be posted when available.

The Delivery Plan can be viewed on an area-by-area basis. 

Potential projects are listed and colour-coded under the following themes:

  • Access Routes (e.g. footpaths, cycleways and bridleways)
  • Biodiversity/Natural Green spaces (e.g. wildflower meadows or ponds)
  • Community Food (e.g. allotments, community gardens and orchards)
  • Informal Sports (e.g. multi-use games areas and skate parks)
  • Green spaces and Parks (e.g. formal parks, cemeteries)
  • Spaces for Play (e.g. play areas and more natural play environments)
  • Sports Pitches
  • Trees and Woodlands

You should also refer to the briefing note and the background information document for the Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan. They both explain more about the plan and how it can be used.

For further information about the Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan please contact Economic Growth & Development Services: EGDS@stockton.gov.uk