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Closed consultations

We currently record the outcome of our consultations along with the record of the decisions made about the issue we have been consulting on. This information is available with the relevant Cabinet or Council papers.

 

2021

Date Closed Title Description Results / Outcomes

30 April 2021

Community Safety Plan

The Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) is your local community safety partnership and works together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Stockton-on-Tees. The partnership is a collective of agencies and organisations brought together under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, including Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Every three years the Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) undertake a Crime and Disorder Audit and, following public consultation, produce a Community Safety Plan which sets out how agencies within the Partnership intend to achieve targets in crime reduction.

The results of the consultation are currently being analysed and more information will follow.
30 April 2021

Wynyard Woodland Park

We are currently seeking ways of improving the visitor experience at Wynyard Woodland Park. By completing this survey, you will help us to get a better understanding of how the park is used today and what changes visitors might wish to see. We will then use this information when developing any future plans for the park.

Wynyard Woodland Park is divided into two main areas:

  • The South Site: near Thorpe Thewles and the A177. This area includes the former railway station with its tearoom, the play area, the planetarium and a large car park.
  • The North Site: near Wynyard and the A689. This area includes the extensive wooded areas of Tilery and Brierley Woods and has a smaller car park just off the A689.

The two sites are connected by the former railway line, now part of National Cycle Route 1.

The results of the consultation are currently being analysed and more information will follow.

 

 

2020

Date Closed Title Description Results / Outcomes
31 October 2020 Leven Park Consultation

We have developed plans for the planting of approximately 3,500 young trees in Leven Park, Yarm. The proposed scheme would take approximately one-third of the mown grassland and convert it to woodland, changing the overall feel and character of the park in the process.

The proposals to improve Leven Park also include the installation of additional play equipment in the play area including a small slide within the boundary of the existing play area. The proposals include the installation of a set of 5-A-side goals. The goals would be located next to the play area, behind the cricket club.

View results of the consultation and updated masterplan.

15 March 2020 Community Safety Consultation

Every three years the Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) undertake a Crime and Disorder Audit and following public consultation, produce a Community Safety Plan which sets out how agencies within the Partnership intend to achieve targets in crime reduction.

The last public consultation was carried out in March 2017 and in March 2020 we went out to seek the views of the public to understand what they felt the partnership should be focusing on during the next period from April 2020 until March 2023.

Due to COVID-19 the results from this survey have been delayed. We have launched a new survey to gather more recent feedback. 

Complete the survey.

14 February 2020 Let's Talk About Our Towns Last year the Council asked for residents' thoughts and feedback on areas of the Stockton-on-Tees Borough. For this consultation, the Council was seeking similar general feedback on a further 5 towns.

The summary of responses to the consultation can be viewed by selecting the six towns here.

5 February 2020 Supplementary Planning Documents

The Planning Policy team were seeking the views of the general public on two Draft Supplementary Planning Documents.

The first document, SPD1: Housing, seeks to provide a basis for discussions and provide certainty for all those involved in providing affordable and accessible and adaptable homes. It includes guidance on a range of approaches, standards and mechanisms required to deliver a range of housing to meet identified needs and seeks to help applicants to submit a successful planning application.

The second document, SPD2: Householder Extensions and Alterationsaims to provide clear guidance in relation to extensions and alterations to residential properties in order to improve the quality of householder development.

View the updated final Supplementary Planning documents.

 

2019

Date Closed Title Description Results / Outcomes
September 2019 Lets talk about our towns - Stockton Town Centre consultation

The four week consultation asked for people’s views on the future of Stockton Town Centre, to identify what is important to the users of the town centre and to inform future priorities for intervention.

The views collated have been considered and the Summary Consultation Report can be downloaded here.

08 September 2019 Care Home Development

Our Adults and Health Service were seeking the views of care home residents, their relatives and the general public about adult care home provision in Stockton-on-Tees. We are doing this to understand what people feel are the most important considerations when choosing a care home. 

The results will help to shape care home provision in the future, particularly in relation to the number of beds available and to ensure a quality service. 

The results of the consultation are currently being analysed and more information will follow.

05 July 2019 Early Years and Childcare Survey

Our Family Information Service were seeking the views of parents and carers of children aged up to 14 (or up to age 18 for disabled children) on childcare in Stockton to ensure there is enough high quality, affordable childcare in the right areas to meet the needs of working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment.

The results of the consultation are currently being analysed.

For more information please visit to the Stockton Information Directory.

22 Februry 2019 Alcohol & Drug Services

Public Health in Stockton were seeking views on alcohol and drug services in the Borough.

The focus of this consultation is current services & future approaches to prevention, support and treatment services.

Alcohol and Drugs Consultation Summary Report March 2019.

The results from the consultation are being considered as part of the development of the service model for re-procurement of drug and alcohol services from April 2020.

You can find more information more information regarding Health and Wellbeing policies, strategies and plans on the Health and Wellbeing webpages.

 

2018

Date Closed Title Description Results / Outcomes
30 November  2018 Tees Valley Joint Waste Management Strategy

The Tees Valley Joint Waste Management Strategy has been produced by the five Tees Valley councils Darlington Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

The strategy sets out the joint approach to the sustainable management of waste within the Tees Valley and prioritises actions for the next fifteen years.

The results of the consultation have been discussed by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Action Plans are currently under development.

8 November 2018 Local Plan Main Modifications

The Stockton on Tees Local Plan enables local communities and the Council to shape development across the Borough as it will, once adopted, be the starting point for the consideration of planning applications for the development and use of land.

The Council is undertaking a consultation on the Main Modifications to the emerging Local Plan.

The Council submitted its draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination in December 2017. Through this Examination process, the Inspector has considered the evidence supporting the Local Plan and the responses of residents and other stakeholders; as a result a number of ‘Main Modifications’ to the plan are required.

During the consultation the Council received responses from 34 individuals/organisations, who submitted 100 representations.

The Consultation Statement Addendum which provides a summary breakdown of the number of representations received can be requested from the Council’s Spatial Planning Team.

[email protected]

31 October 2018 Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places will assess the suitability of those currently used in Stockton Borough, as well as their accessibility and facilities for voters.

The statutory review is required by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

Residents, electors and individuals or organisations with expertise in access for people with disabilities were invited to comment.

The Council also wanted to hear suggestions for alternative places that may be used as polling places, particularly where a mobile station is currently used.

On 12 December 2018, full Council approved new polling districts and places as set out below:

Details of the outcome, the reasons for choosing the particular polling district and polling place, and all correspondence relating to the review is also available for inspection at the Council Offices, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees.

8 October 2018 Selective Licensing Consultation

Stockton-on-tees Borough Council is considering introducing a Selective Licensing designation which will cover two areas of the Borough, in Central Stockton and North Thornaby. 

Before introducing Selective Licensing, the Council must undertake extensive consultation with residents, businesses, landlords and their managing agents and other stakeholders about the proposal.

 

The decision to proceed with Selective Licensing has at this time been postponed to allow for further discussion with private sector housing landlords regarding alternative options to address those issues identified during the Selective Licensing consultation.

A significant number of replies were received and the views and comments received from residents and local community members are now actively shaping local initiatives in the Central Stockton and North Thornaby areas.

4 May 2018 Housing Strategy and Homeless Reduction Strategy

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Housing Strategy 2018-23 is a framework setting out how the Council will address the key housing challenges that face us in the coming years.

The proposed draft strategy has three key objectives:

  • Maximising Housing Growth and Increasing Choice
  • Stronger Communities
  • Meeting Housing Needs and Supporting Vulnerable People We are seeking the views of all our partners and stakeholders involved in housing: Residents, Council Members, Registered Providers, Developers, Private Landlords and Voluntary and Community groups.

Alongside the Housing Strategy 2018-23 the Council is also seeking views on the Priorities and Actions for its emerging Homelessness Reduction Strategy 2018-23.

The Council has recently adopted an updated ‘Housing Strategy’ and its first ‘Homelessness Reduction and Prevention Strategy’. 

The findings of this consultation exercise influenced the development of both strategies and their accompanying actions plans. Both documents can be viewed below:

21 January 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

The Stockton-on-Tees Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) published its first Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) on 25 March 2015, in accordance with the statutory duty to do so by 1st April 2015, this followed the PNA published by the former Primary Care Trust in 2011.

In accordance to 2013 regulations each local PNA must be maintained by the HWB. It is important that the PNA continues to accurately reflect the pharmaceutical needs of our population when NHS England, and other commissioners, are using them to make decisions about the pharmaceutical services, or equivalent, available in our local area.

It is very important to understand the views of both members of the public and stakeholders who use local pharmaceutical services, or who may represent the views of their patients/ service users.

 As a result of the consultation on local pharmaceutical services the information gathered supported the development of an updated Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is a document which identifies local pharmaceutical provision within the Borough.

The document was published by the Health & Wellbeing board in March 2018.

The publication has been developed in accordance with 2013 NHS regulations and can be utilised to support decision making for future pharmaceutical services.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment and more Information can be found on our Health and Wellbeing Board webpage.

 

 

2017

Date Closed Title  Description Results / Outcomes
6 November 2017 Stockton on Tees Local Plan

The Stockton on Tees Local Plan enables local communities and the Council to shape development across the Borough as it will, once adopted, be the starting point for the consideration of planning applications for the development and use of land.

The Council is undertaking a consultation on the Publication Draft Local Plan.

During the consultation, the Council received responses from 116 individuals and organisations, who submitted 411 representations.

The Consultation Statement (Regulation 22) which provides a summary breakdown of the number of representations received and main issues raised can be requested from the Council’s Spatial Planning Team. Please contact [email protected]

21 June 2017 Statutory Proposal to increase school places at Northfield School  Propose that the size of the school should be set to accommodate up to a maximum of 1650 pupils and that a separate Year 7 School building be built on site. 

Following the conclusion of the 4 week ‘Representation’ period (Stage 2 of the Statutory Process) the LA has approved the decision to increase the number of school places at Northfield School from 1350 to 1650 to accommodate the increase in demand of children.

This was approved at the Council’s Cabinet on 14th September 2017.

27 March 2017 Safer Stockton Partnership Plan 2017-2020 Consultation 

The Safer Stockton Partnership carried out a consultation exercise with all communities across the Borough throughout March 2017.

The Partnership is developing a plan that covers the period up to 2020 and will also look at the partnership’s strategic assessment

Following the consultation period a Community Safety Plan was produced.

Further details and a copy of the Community Safety Plan can be found on the Safer Stockton Partnership webpage.

28 February 2017 Elm Tree Centre Shopping Parade Consultation   Consultation on the current range of shops and facilities at Elm Tree Centre Shopping Parade and to gain an understanding of improvements   In response to the consultation the street lighting to the shop frontage was improved and a CCTV security camera was installed. 
20 January 2017 The Local Plan Consultation 

The Stockton on Tees Local Plan enables local communities and the Council to shape development across the Borough as it will, once adopted, be the starting point for the consideration of planning applications for the development and use of land.

The Council is undertaking a consultation on the draft Regulation 18 Local Plan.

During the consultation, 108 responses were received with 42 being made via the response form (either online or by post).

The Consultation Statement (Regulation 19) which provides a summary breakdown of the number of representations received and main issues raised can be requested from the Council’s Spatial Planning Team. Please contact [email protected]