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Planning policy


The Planning Policy team is responsible for matters relating to planning policy in Middlesbrough. The team prepares the statutory development plan for Middlesbrough which sets out land allocations and policies to guide development proposals against which planning applications are decided.

Local Plan

The Local Plan is a series of Development Plan Documents setting policies and proposals for the use of land in Middlesbrough. It includes the Housing Local Plan (adopted 2014), a Core Strategy (adopted 2008), and Regeneration DPD (adopted 2009). View the interactive Local Plan.

Interim policy on Conversions of Residential Properties

The consultation for  an interim policy on conversion of residential properties has now closed. The Council will now consider the representations made and provide an update accordingly. The consultation period ended at 5:00pm on Monday 12 February 2018.

View the interim policy on conversions or residential properties

New Local Plan

The Local Plan will set out a vision for the future development of Middlesbrough in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure, up to 2033. The Local Plan, when adopted, will replace a number of existing planning policy documents, and provide a basis for determining planning applications within Middlesbrough.

For more information, please visit the New Local Plan page.


Phone: 01642 729072
Post: Planning Policy, Planning Services, PO Box 504, Civic Centre, First Floor, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FY

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