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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Consultation on Publication Draft Local Plan begins

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

STOCKTON-on-Tees Borough Council is inviting people to get in touch with their views about the Publication Draft Local Plan.

The draft plan sets out a vision for the future development of Stockton-on-Tees Borough in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure up to 2032.

The six-week public consultation will close on Monday, 6 November 2017. During the consultation period a number of drop-in sessions will be held throughout Stockton-on-Tees, as follows:

  • Tuesday, 17 October at Stockton Central Library from 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday, 19 October at Billingham Library from 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday, 24 October at Yarm Library from 4pm to 7pm 
  • Thursday, 26 October at Thornaby Central Library from 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday, 1 November at Norton Library from 4pm to 7pm

Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “I would urge people to get involved in the consultation because when adopted, the Local Plan will be the starting point for consideration of planning applications for the development of land.

“We want to have a Local Plan in place to put us in a strong position to manage future development, deliver our priorities for the Borough and make Stockton-on-Tees a great place to live and work.”

To view the Publication Draft Local Plan and supporting documents and to have your say visit

Copies of the consultation form as well as copies of the Publication Draft Local Plan are also available in all Stockton-on-Tees libraries.

For more information please email or telephone 01642 526050.

Submission of the Local Plan to Government will follow, with examination in public targeted for Spring 2018 and formal adoption in Summer 2018.