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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Current consultations


We believe that consultation is crucial in helping us make decisions which will affect the Borough and that consultation has a key role in informing and influencing our decision making and activities. Listed below are our current consultations:  


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 consultation is open from 5 October until 30 November 2018.

Please view the documents and make any comments.


Local Plan Main Modifications Consultation 

The Council is undertaking a consultation on the Main Modifications to the emerging Local Plan. Once finalised, the Local Plan will set out a vision for the future development of the Borough in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure up to 2032. It will provide the policy basis for the determination of planning applications within the Borough.

In December 2017, the Council submitted its draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination. An independent inspector was appointed by the Government to undertake the examination and a number of public hearing sessions were held in June 2018.

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.

The public consultation runs between Thursday 27 September 2018 and 11.59pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Documents can be viewed and comments made 

At this stage of the examination process comments can only be made on the proposed Main Modifications set out within the schedule.

Documents can be viewed and comments via the Consultation Portal. 


Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is encouraging people to share their views on polling districts and places ahead of next year’s local elections. The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places will assess the suitability of those currently used in the 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 are invited to comment. The Council would also like to hear suggestions for alternative places that may be used as polling places, particularly where a mobile station is currently used.

Any comments can be posted to Julie Danks, Returning Officer, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1LD. They can also be emailed to The deadline for making comments is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Further information is available from our elections and voting page.


Consultation terms and conditions

For consultation data quality management purposes, we reserve the right to remove individual sets of responses from final consultation data sets where it is apparent that responses are either duplicated, inappropriate or submitted using false personal details.