From January 2024, we've made changes to how we process planning applications. Find out more about changes to processing planning applications.
Home Planning and development
Draft Local Plan consultation
We're consulting on our Draft Local Plan, which sets out a vision for future development in the town.
Planning for houses in multiple occupation
We intend to bring in planning controls for changes of use to small HMOs through an Article 4 Direction.
Getting advice before submitting your planning application can help speed up the planning process.
Planning permission is needed before you can build something or make a major change to a building.
Search and find details of all planning applications in Middlesbrough with the ability to comment online.
Changes to how we process planning applications
We're changing how we process planning applications to make our service more efficient.
The Building Control team ensures that all building work complies with the relevant legislation.
Middlesbrough Development Corporation is the planning authority for the town centre and Middlehaven.
Neighbourhood planning is about letting local communities plan for their area.
The Planning Policy team is responsible for matters relating to planning policy in Middlesbrough.
We investigate suspected breaches of planning control and unauthorised development.
Our Conservation Officer oversees changes in Middlesbrough's historic environment.
The Development Control team handles planning applications, appeals, and enforcement work.
Historic planning data
Historic planning data (1948 to 1994) is available online. You just need the house number and street name.
Local land charges
The land charges register contains information about every property in Middlesbrough.
We keep an official list of all street names. You'll need to apply to us if you need a new street name.
The Stainsby country park and masterplan design code sets out the standards for future development.
Public open space and appropriation of land adverts
Legal notice about the council disposing of land for housing development.
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