Neighbourhood Planning, Self-Build and Brownfield Land

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Neighbourhood Planning

In Neighbourhood Development Plans, the policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan and they are then used in the determination of planning applications.

Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders allow communities to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.

For more information please visit:

National Planning Practice Guidance on Neighbourhood Planning

Locality- Neighbourhood Planning Support

The following neighbourhood areas have been designated in Stockton-on-Tees Borough:

Wynyard Neighbourhood Area - For the Wynyard Neighbourhood Area, Grindon Parish Council is the relevant body with Wynyard Residents Association undertaking the majority of neighbourhood planning activities.

View map of Wynyard Neighbourhood Area

View Wynyard Residents Association’s website


Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Neighbourhood Area - For the Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Neighbourhood Area, Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Parish Council are the relevant body for this neighbourhood area.

View map of Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Neighbourhood Area

View Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Parish Council’s website


Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home, either through allowing them to design/build their home directly (self-build) or by working with a specialist developer to deliver their home (custom build). The self and custom build register will provide an indication of the demand in the Borough, allowing the Council to develop its housing and planning policies for these types of project.

By signing the self-build register, we will use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available. There is also no duty on the Council to grant a planning permission which specifically meets the requirements expressed by those on the register.

Complete the online registration form to register your interest

Brownfield Land Register

The Council is required to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (brownfield) land. This provides up-to-date and consistent information on sites that Local Planning Authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development. 

The brownfield land register is in two parts;

Part 1 comprises all brownfield sites that a Local Planning Authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development.

Part 2 which would grant Permission in Principle (PIP) for housing-led development.

Sites from Part 1 can be taken into Inclusion on Part 2 where the requirements for publicity, notification and consultation have been carried out.

PIP establishes the fundamental principle for development of a site in terms of its use and the approximate number of homes that the site can reasonably accommodate. Technical details consent would be required in order for any site with PIP to be developed.

Submitting a site for consideration

The Council intend to use future updates of the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) to consider sites for inclusion on the Brownfield Land Register.

Visit the Monitoring and Supporting Documents webpage for more information about the HELAA and to submit a site for consideration.

The current and previous registers can be viewed at the following links:

Stockton-on-Tees Brownfield Land register (2020) (csv format)

Stockton-on-Tees Brownfield Land register (2019) (csv format)

Stockton-on-Tees Brownfield Land Register (2018) (csv format)

Stockton-on-Tees Brownfield Land Register (2017) (csv format)