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New Local Plan

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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.

View the 2020-2022 Local Development Scheme.

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:

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:

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