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Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan examination set to get under way

31 May 2018

The examination of the Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan will get under way next week.

Inspector Matthew Birkinshaw has been appointed by the Government to determine whether it is sound.

The Local Plan sets out a vision for the future development of Stockton-on-Tees in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure up to 2032.

The public examination will start on June 5 in the Council's Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton, and is expected to last three weeks.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: "We want to have a Local Plan in place to put us in a strong position to manage future development, deliver our priorities for the Borough and make Stockton-on-Tees a great place to live and work.

"It has taken a lot of hard work from councillors, officers, residents and partners to get to this stage, and we look forward to hearing the Inspector's views."

As part of the examination process the Inspector will consider all representations made to the plan and the hearing sessions will provide an opportunity for the Inspector to examine specific matters in more detail.

Following the public examination further consultation may take place on changes suggested by the Inspector before the Local Plan is put forward for adoption at a meeting of the full Council.