Let's talk about our towns

CGI aerial image of the future Stockton Town Centre

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We’re very proud to be home to six towns:

  • Billingham
  • Ingleby Barwick
  • Norton
  • Stockton
  • Thornaby
  • Yarm

Last year we asked for your thoughts on Stockton Town Centre to get an idea of the types of things you would like to see.

We received around 1,000 responses which are helping to inform exciting future for Stockton town centre.

Read the Stockton town centre summary of responses here.

Included in the plans are a riverside park featuring public artwork and green space for families to enjoy, office buildings and a “land bridge” structure which would enable the park to span a section of Riverside Road to provide access to the waterfront.

We are also proposing to build a new central library, customer service centre and Council office on the site, kick-starting the town’s regeneration and saving money by consolidating 10 existing offices into two (one in Stockton and one in Billingham).

The main retail offer for Stockton would be focussed on Wellington Square, its 700-year-old market, and other parts of the High Street and town centre, such as Silver Street.

Castlegate Centre tenants will begin to be relocated soon with a view to starting the demolition of Castlegate and the Swallow Hotel in 2022.

The construction of the riverside park and office buildings would follow with a target completion date of 2025.

In early January 2020, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council began a consultation about the future of town centres and high streets in Billingham, Ingleby Barwick, Norton, Thornaby and Yarm.

We received over 1,600 responses which are all helping to form an exciting future for each of our 6 thriving towns.

You can read the summary of responses for each town below:

Billingham Town Centre

Ingleby Barwick

Norton High Street

Thornaby Town Centre

Yarm High Street