Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is seeking people’s views on its Draft Local Plan.
The draft sets out a vision for the future development of the Borough in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure up to 2032.
A nine-week public consultation on the document is under way and ends on January 20, 2017.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “The Local Plan is such an important document for the whole Borough and I would urge people to get involved in the consultation on this draft.
“When adopted, the Local Plan will be the starting point for consideration of planning applications for the development and use of land and ultimately, it will contribute to how we deliver our priorities to make Stockton-on-Tees a better place for everybody.”
The consultation will also include a series of drop-in sessions, which all take place between 4pm and 7pm as follows:
• Thursday, December 1 at Stockton Central Library
• Monday, December 5 at Billingham Library
• Tuesday, December 13 at Thornaby Central Library
• Thursday, December 15 at Yarm Library
To view the Draft Local Plan and supporting documents, and to make comments, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/localplan
Hard copy consultation forms are available in all of the Borough’s libraries, where hard copies of the Draft Local Plan and supporting documents can also be viewed.
The document is currently at the preparation stage, and must be developed in accordance with Government guidance and regulations.
Publication of a Draft Local Plan for another public consultation is expected next summer ahead of submission to Government in the autumn, examination in public in spring 2018 and formal adoption in summer 2018.
For further information, email [email protected] or telephone 01642 526050.