Strategic Transport Plan Consultation

Tees Valley Combined Authority is the local transport authority for Tees Valley. This is the first Strategic Transport Plan for the region, for the period up to 2029. It has been developed by the Combined Authority in collaboration with our five constituent Local Authorities, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

We’re investing £256.7million into transport projects in the period 2019-2029 and this Plan will help to direct this investment. We have one clear vision:

“To provide a high-quality, clean, quick, affordable, reliable and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from Tees Valley.”

This is an exciting time for transport in Tees Valley, but also a pivotal one if we are to develop the transport system that we need to support our ambitions. This plan sets out our vision, detailing exactly what we are doing, why and how we will deliver the world-class network our companies, people and visitors deserve.

We urge everyone to read this plan, go to a one of the consultation events below and complete the short questionnaire to help shape the future of Tees Valley travel.

Please note: the consultation will close on November 20 2019 so please ensure any questionnaire responses are completed before this time.


To read the summary Strategic Transport Plan click here

To read the full Strategic Transport Plan click here

To complete the questionnaire click here


If you require a copy of the summary document or questionnaire then please contact

Supporting Documents

Draft Bus Implementation Plan

Draft Cycling and Walking Implementation Plan

Draft Freight Implementation Plan

Draft Rail Implementation Plan

Draft Road Implementation Plan

Consultation events 

A series of consultation events have been held across Tees Valley and we hope to have more in the coming weeks.

The next consultation event will take place on Friday 25th October 2019 10am-2pm – Morrisons, Redcar Town Centre

A list of frequently asked questions can be found here


 Tees Valley 2019 broadband consultation

We are carrying out a consultation to help us identify areas that may be suitable for future public funding for superfast broadband.


Tees Valley Combined Authority is planning on using European Regional Development Fund (under PA 3:  Support for ICT Provision)  to provide superfast broadband in the council areas of  Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton on Tees.

Tees Valley Combined Authority will contract with suppliers who receive public funding to provide superfast broadband in areas where it is either not available or included in any future commercial plans. Significant investments have already been made with Darlington Borough Council funding, Tees Valley Combined Authority and central government match funding. Decisions on where public funding can be spent are made following consultation and state aid approval as part of an Open Market Review.

The public consultation stage of the Open Market Review is now open. This primarily gives broadband wholesale providers an opportunity to comment on the classifications that have been allocated to areas from the data they have supplied. It also gives residents, businesses and communities a chance to review, comment or query the current and planned coverage.

What are we consulting on?

In order to inform our submission for ERDF support we need to prove that our investment will be additional to what is currently provided or is planned.  To that end we are consulting on the draft classification of superfast broadband coverage for postcode areas.

Broadband suppliers, residents, businesses and all other organisations have the opportunity to comment on classifications, ask questions, and if necessary provide evidence to change a classification if it is considered incorrect.

The table below shows a description of the classification for Next Generation Access (NGA) superfast broadband coverage:

NGA superfast classification Description
White No existing or future commercial plans to provide NGA services with download speeds of 30 Mbps or more.
Grey One broadband infrastructure provider offers NGA services with download speeds of 30 Mbps or more now or plans to within the next three years.
Black More than one broadband infrastructure provider offers NGA services with download speeds of 30 Mbps or more now or plans to within the next three years.
Under Review One or more broadband providers plan to offer download speeds of 30 Mbps or more within the next three years, but there is some uncertainty about their plans and they are ‘at risk’ of not being completed.  Classifying an area or premise as ‘under review’ provides Digital Durham with the opportunity to change this classification in the future should the plans not materialise.  The change in classification will mean the area or premise may be considered for public funds in the future, if available.

You can view the superfast classification of a particular postcode in the postcode classifications spreadsheet – > Click here to download

Have your say

The closing date for comments is October 25 2019 at 5.00pm

All comments to be sent to

What happens next

Following on from any responses received during the consultation, we will publish maps detailing the finalised ‘intervention area’.