Joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents for the Tees Valley

On 15 September 2011 the five local authorities in the Tees Valley - Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees adopted joint development plan documents (DPDs) under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to set out planning policies and site allocations on minerals and waste developments until 2026.

The Minerals and Waste Core Strategy DPD contains the long-term spatial vision and strategic policies for minerals and waste developments. The Minerals and Waste Policies and Sites DPD identifies specific sites for minerals and waste development and provides policies which will be used to assess minerals and waste planning applications. The DPD’s cover the whole of the Boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees and the part of Redcar and Cleveland Borough that does not lie within the North York Moors National Park.

Preparation of the DPD’s involved extensive consultation and a formal examination by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Inspector concluded that the DPD’s satisfy statutory requirements and meet the Government’s criteria for soundness.

Background Documents