Planning and Building Control

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A national lockdown is in place across England until 2 December after this the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees will be in ‘Tier 3: Very High Alert’. 

For information about the rules, any disruptions to Council services and the support available for our residents and businesses visit

The planning functions of the Council sit within the Finance, Development and Business Services directorate and cover two main areas as set out below.


Development Management

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

If you wish to view or comment on a planning application please use our Public Access site.


Planning Policy

Produce the Local Plan and associated planning guidance which set out the land use policies for the Borough.