Planning policy webpage:
The development plan currently comprises:
Local Plan (1997)-
Local Plan Alteration Number 1 (2006)-
Core Strategy (2010)
Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites LDDs (September 2011)
The documents which form the development plan provide a detailed framework within which planning applications are determined. It aims to balance the need for development with the protection of the heritage, environment and character of the area.
Upon adoption the emerging Stockton-
(SBC website 30th Dec 17)
Emerging Local Plan webpage:
The Local Plan sets out a vision for the future development of the Borough in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure up to 2032. A Draft Local Plan was subject to consultation in late 2016. Comments received have now been reviewed and the Council have prepared the Publication Draft Local Plan.
All updates about the Local Plan examination process, timetable and available information can be found on the Stockton-
The Publication Draft Local Plan was available for comment between 25 September and 6 November 2017. All comments received have been submitted to the Secretary of State and will be considered as part of the public examination by the independent Planning Inspector.
The Local Plan will, when adopted, replace the adopted Core Strategy, the saved policies of the adopted Stockton on Tees Local Plan and Alteration No. 1. Alongside the Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites DPDs and a number of adopted Supplementary Planning Documents the Local Plan will provide the policy basis for the determination of planning applications within the Borough.
The public examination will be of the Publication Draft Local Plan which has been submitted to the Secretary of State. These documents are listed under the heading ‘The Publication Draft Local Plan’ below. The documents detailed under ‘Supporting Documents’ and ‘Evidence Base’ have also been submitted alongside other relevant documents.
The following documents have been updated following consultation on the Publication Draft Local Plan and have also been submitted to the Secretary of State:
Consultation Statement– an updated statement detailing representations received during all formal stages of consultation on the Local Plan including the main issues raised to the Publication Draft Local Plan
Duty to Cooperate Statement of Compliance -
The following statement is a notice of submission and provides detail regarding the availability of documents for inspection.
Notice of Submission
(STC website 27th Jan 18)
Timetable: this is found in the Local Development Scheme (LDS)
The timetable for preparing the Local Plan is as follows:
1 Completion of Evidence Base Review Summer 2016
2 Targeted engagement Summer 2016
3 Plan in Preparation Stage Autumn 2016
4 Publication Draft Plan Summer 2017
5 Submission of Draft Plan Autumn 2017
6 Examination Spring 2018
7 Inspectors’ Report Spring 2018
8 Adoption Summer 2018