New Local Plan update
The Council is preparing a new Local Plan for Middlesbrough. The Local Plan will set out a vision for the future development of Middlesbrough in relation to housing, the economy, the environment, community facilities and infrastructure, up to 2037. The Local Plan, when adopted, will replace a number of existing planning policy documents, and provide a basis for determining planning applications within Middlesbrough.
The Local Plan was due to be submitted to the Government in June 2019. However, at a meeting of Full Council on 24 July 2019, a revised scope and timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan review was approved. In June 2020, a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) for the period 2020-2022 was approved. The LDS sets out that Preferred Options, the next stage in the Local Plan preparation process will take place in January 2021.
Previous Local Plan Consultations
Publication Local Plan
The Council consulted on its Publication Local Plan between 9 November and 21 December 2018, Documents relating to the Publication Local Plan consultation:
- Middlesbrough Publication Local Plan
- Preferred Options consultation statement
- Response form/guidance notes and statement of representation
- Publication policies map
- Publication town centre insert map
- Duty to cooperate statement
- Sustainability appraisal publication
- Habitats regulation assessment
- Response to Preferred Options
The council consulted on its Preferred Options report between 24 May and 9 July 2018, and the comments received have been taken into account in finalising the Publication Local Plan (see above).
Documents relating to the Preferred Options consultation: