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Strategic Transport Plan

Strategic Transport Plan


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 2030. 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, quick, affordable, reliable, low carbon and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from Tees Valley”

To do this our objectives are:

Social Equality:

– Improving access to employment, skills, training and education
– Improving access to healthcare, leisure, culture and retail
– Enhancing health and wellbeing
– Improving community safety and security

Economic Growth:

– Supporting the development of 22,000 new homes
– Supporting the creation of 25,000 new jobs
– Improving productivity through enhanced freight connectivity
– Providing quicker, more reliable journeys

Carbon Reduction and Environment:

– Reducing carbon emissions
– Enhancing and protecting the natural and built environment
– Improving air quality


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.

To read the full Strategic Transport Plan click here

Supporting Documents

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Report

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Report Appendices

Habitat Regulation Assessment

The implementation plans are being refreshed and updated in view of COVID-19 and other changes to transport policy since these were originally published in early 2020. New versions will be published shortly.