In 2014, Middlesbrough Council adopted a so-called 15 year Local Plan. The Local plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built where.
In 2018 it is to be replaced by a new Local Plan which means that the land identified as potential sites for housing development is up for review.
There will also be an Borough-wide housing land availability assessment made towards the end of the year (the Strategic Land Availability Assessment or SHLAA) when the Council will request any interested landowners to offer their land for potential housing development. The local plan issues paper will be open for public consultation from the 5th December 2016 to the 31st January 2017.
It is important that the public are consulted effectively and able to have a voice. People have genuine concerns which they will have the opportunity to raise. This is a great opportunity for Middlesbrough residents to be able to get involved in the planning process, not just within our own communities but as a wider Middlesbrough Community.
Programme for Review (as proposed in May 2016)
Issues and Options document July 2016
Preferred Options document February 2017
Publication document September 2017
Submission to Inspector January 2018
Public Examination by Inspector April 2018
Adoption of Local Plan September 2018