Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Planning and Building Control


On Friday 9 September 2019 major upgrades to our planning systems will commence. As a result, the Planning Public Access website will not be available on 21 and 22 September 2019. There will also be some service disruption to the site from 29 September 2019 until 1 November 2019 and the 4 and 5 November 2019.

If you need to view any planning application information whilst the site is down as per dates above, please contact our Planning Customer Services via telephone on 01642 526022 or Email [email protected] We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Planning Management function is carried out by Planning Development Services and the Building Regulations function is carried out by Consultancy Services. The Local Plan function is carried out by Economic Growth and Spatial Development, and can be found in ourEconomic Regeneration and Transport section.


Planning Development Services 

Deal with planning applications and associated matters, and also enforcement.


The Building Control Team

Work on Building regulations which apply to many aspects of building work carried out to all types of buildings.


The Economic Strategy and Spatial Planning Team

Work on the Local Plan and new Local Development Framework, which sets out future planning policies and proposed land uses for the Borough.


Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England provides free, independent and professional advice on town and country planning issues to community groups and individuals.

They believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to do this.


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