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					DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESS
Project Name       Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                           Issues                                                 Success              Consequence     Land                 Lead Partner                     Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                Measures             of non Delivery Ownership                                             Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2009-10            2010-11       2011-12

North Bowesfield   Improve links into Stockton Town Centre.           Preston Hall redevelopment.        Current economic climate will reduce demand for        High quality         Continued    Stockton-on-            Development and Access           Private Sector.      Feasibility      Delivery of
Development        Integrate with Green Blue Heart. Improve           River Users Group Water Taxis      proposals impacting on developers drive for            developments         piecemeal    Tees Borough            Group, Stockton-on-Tees          Stockton-on-         Study into       Community
                   attractiveness of the Teesdale Way. Improve        Feasibility Study.                 improving the environmental quality of schemes.        which integrate      approach withCouncil,                Borough Councils                 Tees Borough         Marina as part   Spaces
                   access to fishing platforms. Improve access                                           Provision of a 'buffer zone' from the river may be     with and             limited access,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rokebys and             Regeneration Department.         Council.             of North         Flagship
                   from the river - provision of landing stages for   Connect2, Bowesfield Nature        counter productive by not integrating the              maximise on the      which does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Banks                   Planning. British Waterways,     Community            Bowsfield        Application - 2
                   Teesside Princess/ferries/water taxis.             Reserve.                           development with the surrounding area.                 quality of the       maximise on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Developers.             Access & Development             Spaces Flagship      complete         years for
                                                                                                                                                                environmental                     Private
                                                                                                                                                                                     unique offer the                     Working Group.                   Application (river   February 2009.   completion.
                   Ensure inclusion of Stockton River Corridor        Proposed Stewardship Scheme.       Development proposals do not maximise on the           offer.                            Landowners,
                                                                                                                                                                                     river corridor                                                        access).             Community
                   initiative and ethos in the Local Development                                         natural assets that the site offers. Piecemeal                              provides.    Private Sector,         Development Manager                                   Spaces
                   Framework.                                         Boathouse Lane redevelopment.      redevelopment is not conducive to a gateway site,      Seamless                          Tees Valley             responsible for coordinating                          Flagship
                                                                                                         and does not attract wider use.                        Gateway to rural Underdeveloped Wildlife Trust,           response to planning                                  Application -
                                                                      Bowesfield Farm proposal – River                                                          offer. Strong      site. Lack of  British                 applications. Also, working                           Stage One
                                                                      Tees Navigation Strategy, 2002.                                                           positive identity joined up       Waterways.              with SBCs planning                                    deadline 30
                                                                                                                                                                closely tied with thinking would                          department to ensure inclusion                        January 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                river.             undermine                              of initiatives, mainly the                            Stage One
                                                                                                                                                                                   success of the                         creation of the Tees Heritage                         decision
                                                                                                                                                                Accessibility with scheme.                                Park in the emerging                                  expected April
                                                                                                                                                                adjacent sites &                                          Regeneration and                                      2009.
                                                                                                                                                                wider offer.                                              Environmental Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plan documents.
                                                                                                                                                                Destination                                               Development Manager to
                                                                                                                                                                attraction                                                oversee delivery of the
                                                                                                                                                                through marina /                                          Community Spaces Flagship
                                                                                                                                                                restaurant                                                application as appropriate.
                                                                                                                                                                provision.




Connect2           Park of a national initiative to link communities Preston Park, River Tees            Total cost is estimated at over £6 million.            Accessibility        Linkages from      Stockton-on-      Stockton-on-Tees Borough         ‘The People’s     Further report
                   currently severed by a physical barrier such as Heritage Park, Ferry initiative.                                                             connectivity         the conurbations   Tees Borough      Council, Sustrans, Stockton      Millions 2012/13. is scheduled
                   a road, river or railway.                                                             Detailed route appraisal and design required.          between sites for    to Preston Hall    Council. A        River Corridors Project                            for Cabinet in
                                                                     Bowesfield North Development.                                                              – schools,           and Park and       number of         concerning immediate ferry       LTP major         February 2009,
                   Proposal for links to provide connectivity south                                      Seek planning permission and procure works. Land       leisure.             wider              private owners    river crossing points.           scheme funding. including a
                   of the borough:                                    Schools access, community          acquisition, the availability and cost of the land                          greenspace not     within the        Development and Access                             detailed
                                                                     access.                             required to deliver the 2 proposed bridge links will be Links to &          realised.          proposed larger   Working Group.                   Green             funding
                   New footpath/cycleway bridge across the                                               crucial in determining the viability of these routes.   between major                          area for                                           Infrastructure    strategy.
                   River Level between Ingleby Barwick and           National Cycleway Network.                                                                  attraction and                         designation.                                       Strategy funding. £600,000 from
                   Yarm, and across the River Tees between                                               Opposition from ward Councillors whilst this project towns. Greening                                                                                                'The People's
                   Ingleby Barwick and Eaglescliffe, and a new       Additional crossing point from      would result in removal of the school buses on the      of the corridor –                                                                         ‘Invest to Save’ Millions' grant
                   footpath/cycleway between Ingleby Barwick         Ingleby Barwick Golf Course         basis that children would be able to walk/cycle to      planting                                                                                  from CESC.        defrayed by
                   and Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick and              boundary across to Preston Hall     school using the new routes.                            improvements.                                                                                               end of financial
                   Preston Park via the existing Jubilee Bridge.     to be considered as park of a                                                                                                                                                         Council’s annual year 2012/13.
                                                                     package of works, being a leisure                                                                                                                                                     ‘integrated       Consultation on
                   Links 1 and 2 are new routes, whilst links 3      rather than community link.                                                                                                                                                           Transport’ Block detailed plans
                   and 4 are upgrades of existing Public Rights of                                                                                                                                                                                         allocation from   prepared by
                   Way.                                              Community Spaces Flagship                                                                                                                                                             the Department Arup during the
                                                                     Application and access into the                                                                                                                                                       for Transport.    summer of
                                                                     Tees Heritage Park.                                                                                                                                                                   Developer         2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           contributions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           such as the Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Council’s capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           resources,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Landfill Tax,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prudential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Borrowing.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DA - 1
Project Name          Delivery Elements                                 Linkages                       Issues                                                Success           Consequence     Land                 Lead Partner                        Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                             Measures          of non Delivery Ownership                                                Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2009-10          2010-11   2011-12

Sailing               Build requirements into proposed                  Other river users              7m height required under bridges rather than          Access to river   User group          British          British Waterways, Access & Potential to                 Outline
                      developments to enable optimum sailing                                           understood requirement of 5m. Conflict of interest    by sailing        maintain current    Waterways,       Development Group,          design in                    planning
                      provision                                         River Week                     between Sailing & Motorsports users. Capacity         vessels           access to the       Private sector   Stewardship Group.          requirements as              application for
                                                                                                       issues from Princess Diana Bridge downstream to       maximised.        river.              developers,                                  part of the North            North
                                                                        North Bowesfield Development   Tees Barrage. Also wind direction requires tacking                                          Stockton-on-                                 Bowesfield                   Bowesfield
                                                                        Proposals                      in this stretch of the river.                                                               Tees Borough                                 Development                  submitted
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Council                                      proposals such               January 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                as marina.                   Results of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             feasibility study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for creation of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             marina due
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             February 2009.




Access point          New signalised crossing point, roundabout,        Part of Major Bus Scheme       Roundabout element subject to an access review.       Scheme            Opportunity for     Developer,       Stockton on Tees,                   Section 106          Scheme to be
adjacent to Queen     footpath and cycleway to serve Stockton and       proposals.                                                                           implemented,      further             Stockton-on-     Development and Access                                   drawn up early
Elizabeth Way and     Ingleby Barwick.                                                                                                                       linking to        connectivity and    Tees Borough     Working Group, Developer,           Department for       2009. Funding
Preston Farm                                                            Teesdale Way.                                                                        adjacent sites.   access              Council.         Sustrans.                           Transport.           through
                      Potential to link with the Tees Valley Wildlife                                                                                                          unrealised.                                                                                   Department for
                      Trust sites at Bowesfield and Preston Farm.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             confirmed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             April 2009.




Teesside Park         Environmental Improvements to the 3 lagoons Tees Barrage.                        Protected species, such as water voles are present.   Improved access   Important           British Land     Stockton River Corridors            Teesside Park – Stage 1
                      within the site.                                                                 Poor pedestrian links. Supermarket trolleys           links and         element of          Holdings         Project - Part of the circular      maintenance       Access to
                                                                   Thornaby Circular Walk.             deposited in the lagoons. Old tip site potentially    environmental     Thornaby                             walks proposal, Development         responsibilities. Nature
                      New internal bridge and road access over the                                     releasing methane gas or other toxins.                offer.            Circular Walk                        and Access Working Group,                             application to
                      Old River Tees.                              Old River Tees Walk.                                                                                        and wider                            British Land Holdings, Tees         Access to         be submitted
                                                                                                                                                                               access remains                       Valley Wildlife Trust, Retailers,   Nature/Connect March 2009.
                      Development of a strong green corridor                                                                                                                   undeveloped.                         particularly Morrisons              to Nature funding Potential for
                      improving the environmental setting and                                                                                                                                                       regarding the shopping trolley      application.      Communities
                      habitat.                                                                                                                                                                                      removal/incentives.                                   Fund as a sub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          contractor to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with NEETS for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          conservation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          projects.


Old River Tees Walk   Initial cleaning of the watercourse required      Thornaby Circular Walk,        The watercourse is heavily contaminated and           Completed         Poor perception     Stockton-on-     Stockton River Corridors            Impetus              TBC – ongoing
and Landscape         before opening access to the site.                                               subject to assessment by the Environment Agency.      walkway,          of this area and    Tees Borough     Project - Part of the circular                           discussions
Improvements                                                       Teesside Park,                                                                            associated        lack of             Council,         walks proposal, Development         Teesside Park,       with the
                      Harewood Pleasure Gardens as part of the                                                                                               environmental     awareness as to     Thornaby Golf    and Access Working Group,           other landfill tax   Environment
                      walk way is currently undergoing             Tees Barrage.                                                                             improvements      the natural value   Course,          Environment Agency, private         contributions        Agency.
                      improvements, and will be developed to allow                                                                                           and marketing.    and linkages to     Teesside Park.   sector.
                      access in the future.                                                                                                                                    adjacent sites.                                                          Access to
                                                                                                                                                                               Alternative offer                                                        Nature.
                                                                                                                                                                               at Teesside Park
                                                                                                                                                                               not realised.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DA - 2
Project Name          Delivery Elements                                Linkages                              Issues                                                Success             Consequence     Land                   Lead Partner                     Funding           Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                   Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                               Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2009-10        2010-11       2011-12

Preston Park and Hall Enhancement of Gateway Site – increased          River Tees Corridor – Tees Forest   Remaining farmland trapped between Ingleby              Profile of the      Potential of a     Stockton-on-        Stockton-on-Tees Borough Heritage Lottery          Community
                      planting and management, develop links with      Forest Plan 2000 – ‘Network of      Barwick but inaccessible. Under utilised areas of the   Park and Hall       unique asset in Tees Borough           Council, FTHP, Preston Hall                        Spaces stage
                      wider offer as a gateway into Stockton.          high quality paths, including route park/pressure in others – single large car park.        maximised.          the borough not Council.               and Park Management Group. An access and           one application
                                                                       via proposed new bridge across      Current event programme pressures damaging                                  realised. Outlet                                                   heritage element       submitted by
                      Key site for Heritage interpretation & access.   the river between Preston Park      grassland areas. Potential extension to golf course     Synergy with        for Heritage                                                       of the                 30 January
                                                                       and Ingleby Barwick’. Connect2      would compromise woodland planting strategy for         adjacent            interpretation not                                                 Community              2009. Stage
                                                                       proposals.                          opposite riverbank. Limited opportunity for screening   landscape &         developed.                                                         Spaces Flagship        One decision
                                                                                                           development (Ingleby Barwick).                          other hubs In the                                                                      Application.           expected April
                                                                       Circular Walks.                     Limited access to Preston Park. This detracts from      sub-region                                                                                                    2009.
                                                                                                           the quality of the Teesdale Way which is routed         realised, such as
                                                                       Ferry access point                  away from the river in this area. The Council or its    links with
                                                                                                           partners would need to acquire land on the eastern      Saltholme
                                                                       Gateway into Tees Heritage Park bank of the River Tees to the south of Preston Park -       International
                                                                       & Western gateway into Stockton a highly attractive stretch of the river corridor with      Nature Reserve
                                                                       & Yarm                              immense recreational potential. Ideally this land       & Wynyard
                                                                                                           would be linked to Preston Park via a bridge or river   Woodland Park.
                                                                       Heritage offer within Stockton -    taxi/passenger ferry, in effect creating an extension
                                                                       Roman settlements, Stockton &       to Preston Park.                                        Interpretation of
                                                                       Darlington Railway. Potential for a                                                         the Stockton
                                                                       tree top walkway as an additional                                                           Darlington
                                                                       attraction and for inter-                                                                   Railway.
                                                                       generational play.

                                                                       Community Spaces Flagship
                                                                       Application.


Green Blue Heart      Stockton Middlesbrough initiative (Stockton      Tees Barrage development              Current economic climate may impact on take up by     Area                Central interface   Network Rail,      Stockton Middlesbrough           ONE               10-20 year
                      Middlesbrough Initiative) Development of land    proposal and North Tower, Tees        developers. Land contaminated. Capacity of            redeveloped and     between the         Tees Valley        Initiative, British Waterways.   European          phased
                      adjacent to the River Tees along the corridor    Barrage.                              infrastructure - road network congestion & wider      fully integrated    natural and         Wildlife Trust,                                     funding           initiative.
                      between Stockton & Middlesbrough, including                                            access.                                               into wider          urban offer not     British                                             English
                      the Marshalling yards.                           North Shore/Greater North Shore                                                             commercial and      realised. Central   Waterways                                           Partnerships
                                                                       Redevelopment.                                                                              housing offer       to Stockton                                                             Private Sector.
                                                                                                                                                                   with                Middlesbrough
                                                                       Stockton Town Riverside Core.                                                               neighbouring        Initiative – only
                                                                                                                                                                   sites of North      true joint
                                                                       Portrack Marsh.                                                                             Shore and           physical
                                                                                                                                                                   Greater North       regeneration
                                                                       Portrack Incinerator                                                                        Shore.              initiative.

                                                                       Maze Park, Middlesbrough


River Gatehouses      Four proposed River Gatehouses along the         Railway heritage links.               Streamlining wider offer for interpretation and       Physical            Rationalisation Various private        Development and Access           Private Sector.                               Longer-term
                      river, for improved access links and heritage                                          marketing will be complex.                            linkages            of key sites     ownerships.           Working Group.                                                                 initiative.
                      interpretation.                                  Shipbuilding heritage links at                                                              between sites       including access
                                                                       Thornaby.                                                                                   developed.          improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                       not achieved.
                                                                                                                                                                    Successful
                                                                                                                                                                   marketing of
                                                                                                                                                                   heritage offer
                                                                                                                                                                   demonstrated
                                                                                                                                                                   through
                                                                                                                                                                   increased visitor
                                                                                                                                                                   numbers.
Saint Marks’ Basin    To redevelop the area for Stockton urban         Teesdale – Central canal basin        Millennium Bridge link needs to be better integrated Improved access      Assets at a         Stockton -on -     Stockton Middlesbrough         Private Sector,                                 Part of
                      centre to span the River Tees.                   presents a viable alternative to St   with any new development associated with St Mark’s and integration        central location    Tees Borough       Initiative, British Waterways, ONE.                                            Stockton
                                                                       Marks basin for sheltered tuition     Basin.                                               with the town        not maximised.      Council, Private   Stockton-on-Tees Borough                                                       Middlesbrough
                      Proposals for a major mixed-use/leisure          of paddle sports (River Tees                                                               centre.              Reduction in        Sector,            Council, Environment Agency.                                                   Initiative -
                      development.                                     Canoe Association).                   Development of St Marks Basin will displace the                           private sector      Environment                                                                                       Longer-term
                                                                                                             current use as a venue for sheltered tuition of      Physical             investment and      Agency, British                                                                                   initiative.
                      Developed as a focus for new marina and          Improved riverside circulation –      paddlesports (River Tees Canoe Association)          regeneration         subsequently        Waterways.
                      associated facilities, acting as an annexe to    Millennium Bridge link needs to       However the central canal basin presents a viable    improvements.        economic gain.
                      the town centre, limited in height to allow      be integrated with any new            alternative.
                      distant views.                                   development associated with St                                                              Jobs created.
                                                                       Marks Basin.
                      Consideration of permanent moorings,
                      development of St Marks basin as a marina
                      facility.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DA - 3
Project Name          Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                             Issues                                                 Success             Consequence     Land                  Lead Partner                     Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                     Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                              Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2009-10            2010-11             2011-12

Access Point at       New footpaths – Thornaby side and green.           Bowesfield North – footbridge         Developers (Mandale) currently preventing access      Reinstatement of Full linear           Private            Stockton-on-Tees Borough         Access to Nature     Discussion with
Thornaby Place -                                                         access.                               under Surtees Bridge. Planning condition to provide   access under     corridor              developer.         Council, Development and         application as       developers
Link from Black       Re-establish access under Surtees Bridge.                                                access removed during development. Proof of 20        Surtees Bridge. continues to           Stockton-on-       Access Group.                    part of the          ongoing.
Bobbies Field north                                                      Ferries proposal – together, these years use required to reinstate access.                                   undermine the         Tees Borough                                        Connect to           Access to
along Richardson                                                         provide an elements for linear                                                              New footpaths    asset potential       Council.                                            Nature imitative     nature Stage
Road                                                                     walk for the full length of the River                                                       delivered.       and perceptions.                                                          being a vital link   One
                                                                         Tees.                                                                                                                                                                                  as part of the       Application
                                                                                                                                                                     Full linear                                                                                Thornaby             submitted bt
                                                                                                                                                                     access to river                                                                            Circular Walk.       March 2009 for
                                                                                                                                                                     corridor                                                                                                        consideration
                                                                                                                                                                     achieved.                                                                                                       at panel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     meeting May
Growth Points         Housing Growth Point status to provide much Bowesfield North redevelopment              Ensuring developers sign up to providing a quality    People choosing      Increasing         Private sector,    Stockton-on-Tees                 Stockton-on-         Growth Point
                      improved housing offer to encourage people to                                           environmental setting, building on the natural assets to move back to      pressure on        Stockton-on-       Regeneration and Housing         Tees Borough         application
                      live in the heart of the city region.         Green Infrastructure Strategy             in the Borough.                                       Stockton town        hinterland for     Tees Borough       Departments, Development         Council,             submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                    centre from          development        Council.           and Access Group
                                                                         Riverside walkways. Green Blue                                                             hinterland.          housing and                                                          Communities
                                                                         Heart and North Shore                                                                                           associated.                           The wider partnership is being and Local
                                                                         developments are included in the                                                                                                                      co-ordinated by the Joint      Government
                                                                         Growth Point application.                                                                                                                             Strategy Unit.                 Growth Point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Initiative.

Tees Barrage          Development opportunity currently being            Upgrading of existing white water Current economic climate may deter interest.              Development of      Missed             British            Stockton Middlesbrough           Private Sector,      Advertisement     Ancillary hotel,
                      marketed over 3 sites, fronted by the Stockton     course.                           Displacement/duplication with other physical              proposed sites      opportunity to     Waterways,         Initiative, British Waterways,                        13th              major food and
                      Middlesbrough Initiative. Site A – key                                               regeneration initiatives, such as Bowesfield North,       maximising on       link the Tees      English            Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.      English              September         drink outlet,
                      development opportunity over 2.6 ha, Site B        Green Blue Heart – footpaths and North Shore and North Tower Tees Barrage which             linkages with       Barrage with       Partnerships,                                       Partnerships,        2008. 13th        water based
                      owned by English Partnerships and currently        cycleways upgrade, public artwork include Hotel/Food Outlet proposals.                      surround offer in   surrounding        Stockton-on-                                                             October           leisure
                      laid out as a visitor car park and public open     features.                                                                                   order to increase   environs to        Tees Borough                                        British              expressions of    attraction,
                      space to serve the river corridor, Site C In the   Teesside Park.                                                                              footfall.           increase           Council, Tees                                       Waterways,           interests.        showroom and
                      Wildlife Trust’s ownership which is an                                                                                                                             awareness,         Valley Wildlife                                                                            residential live
                      important gateway into the Maze Park Nature        Upgrade proposals for the                                                                                       perceptions and    Trust.                                                                                     work units to
                      Reserve.                                           barrage.                                                                                                        visitors to the                                                                                               be complete on
                                                                                                                                                                                         site.                                                                                                         Site A by the
                                                                         Maze Park.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2010/2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       season at the
                                                                         Portrack Marsh.                                                                                                                                                                                                               barrage.

North Tower Tees      Refurbishment of the tower into a high-class       Upgrade proposals for the            Displacement/duplication with other physical           Restaurant          Unique venue     British              Stockton Middlesbrough           Private              Preparation of
Barrage               restaurant offer.                                  barrage.                             regeneration initiatives, such as Bowesfield North,    operational and     not utilised.    Waterways.           Initiative, British Waterways.   Developer,           a development
                                                                                                              North Shore and Tees Barrage which include             a destination       Limited catering                                                                            pack by March
                                                                         Key regeneration initiatives –       Hotel/Food Outlet proposals.                           offer.              offer on site                                                          British              2009, for
                                                                         North Shore, proposed Barrage                                                                                   compared to                                                            Waterways,           circulation to
                                                                         Development, Nature Reserves                                                                                    current visitor                                                                             key
                                                                                                                                                                                         numbers –                                                              Stockton-on-         restaurateurs
                                                                                                                                                                                         revenue                                                                Tees Borough         with Michelin
                                                                                                                                                                                         generation                                                             Council              star rating in
                                                                                                                                                                                         opportunity                                                            (Regeneration).      the first
                                                                                                                                                                                         missed.                                                                                     instance.

Circular Walks –      Create a strong identity through exploring      Tees Valley Joint Local Access      Current footpath network has developed over time           A                   Piecemeal          Stockton on        Stockton River Corridors         Natural England Stage 1                Appointment of     Development
‘Connect to Nature’   natural and industrial heritage for the trails, Forum for Stockton and              with limited overview.                                     comprehensive       access             Tees Borough       Project, Stockton on Tees        Access to          Access to           two community      of funding
                      interpretation, waymarking, trail leaflets, and Middlesbrough - Strategic Access                                                               footpath network    continues to       Council, private   Borough Council, Environment     Nature.            Nature              wardens - one      applications in
                      improved access.                                Group.                              Through delivery of the Green Infrastructure               enabling full       restrict           sector and         Agency, Tees Valley Wildlife                        application to      to cover           partnership
                                                                                                          Strategy, a more comprehensive and strategic               access to the       enjoyment and      private land       Trust.                           Communities        be submitted        Billingham,        between the
                      To identify gaps in footpath provision          Green Infrastructure Strategy for approach can be adopted building on and                      river corridor      awareness of the   ownership.                                          Fund - Practical January/Februa        Stockton and       Community
                      concerning complete circular access around      Stockton.                           connecting existing footpaths to create a                  where               wider offer.                                                           Conservation       ry 2009.            Thornaby, one      Wardens and
                      the 5 towns in the borough, to provide greater                                      comprehensive footpath network.                            appropriate.                                                                               Skills attainment. Potential for       to cover           local residents'
                      variety and quality of walkways adjacent to the Rights of Way Improvement Plan;                                                                                                                                                                              Communities         Ingleby            groups to
                      rivers and becks in the borough.                a 10 year strategy which identifies                                                                                                                                                       Funding through Fund as a sub          Barwick, Yarm      deliver footpath
                                                                      key improvement areas, including:                                                                                                                                                         the Rights of      contractor to       and                linkages.
                                                                      – formalise maintenance                                                                                                                                                                   Way                support             Eaglescliffe.
                                                                      procedures and undertake                                                                                                                                                                  Improvement        engagement
                                                                      prioritised work programme,                                                                                                                                                               Plan.              with NEETS for
                                                                      access improvements, improving                                                                                                                                                                               practical
                                                                      and extending the network for                                                                                                                                                             Element of the     conservation
                                                                      walkers and equestrians, identify                                                                                                                                                         Community          projects from
                                                                      dangerous crossing points,                                                                                                                                                                Spaces Flagship April 2009.
                                                                      improved signage and surfacing.                                                                                                                                                           application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                around Thornaby
                                                                         Wider interpretation and                                                                                                                                                               and Ingleby
                                                                         marketing of the natural and built                                                                                                                                                     Barwick.
                                                                         heritage.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DA - 4
Project Name        Delivery Elements                              Linkages                           Issues                                                  Success            Consequence     Land                   Lead Partner                   Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                              Measures           of non Delivery Ownership                                             Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2009-10             2010-11           2011-12

Thornaby Circular   Stainsby Woods/Stainsby Beck – 2 steel         Woodland connectivity project –    Land ownership preventing complete circular trail to    Environmental      Wider access         Stockton-on-      Stockton on Tees Borough       Impetus funding Delivery this           Community         Delivery of
Trail               bridges required (£50,000).                    Stainsby, Ingleby Barwick,         Thornaby. Negotiations currently taking place           Improvements to    not achieved.        Tees Borough      Council.                       for Stainsby    financial year.         warden            access
                                                                   Thornaby and Bassleton Woods.      regarding development of the site adjacent to the       woodland           Links with           Council/Private                                  Woods.          Access to               engaged with      improvements.
                    Old River Tees and access through proposed                                        football club and releasing land in part to enable a    corridor           Stainsby Woods       Sector.                                                          Nature                  the local
                    housing development.                           Green Infrastructure Strategy      complete circular route.                                completed.         unexplored.                                                                           overarching             Residents'
                                                                   primary corridor 8 Stainsby Beck                                                           Complete                                                                                                 circular walks          Group to
                    Resurface 420 linear metres of greenway to     Valley.                                                                                    circular access                                                                                          bid submitted.          develop
                    increase accessibility (including drainage)                                                                                               created.                                                                                                                         funding
                    adjacent to the River Tees corridor.           Environment Agency.                                                                                                                                                                                                         applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               support
Stainsby Beck to    Negotiate Permissive Access with landowner     Forestry Commission.             Roundabout proposal to improve access at more to          Improved access Continued         Private Land            Stockton on Tees Borough       Impetus              Access to          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Community       Delivery of
A174 Stainsby       and surface 350 linear metres of Greenway.                                      Teesside Industrial Estate will infringe on project       and habitat     limited access to Ownership               Council., Stainsby Beck        Environmental        Nature             warden          access
Grange                                                             Element of the Thornaby Circular area.                                                     quality.        an important                              Residents Association.         Trust.               overarching        engaged with improvements.
                    Phased Woodland Thinning (1.5 ha).             Walk.                                                                                                      greenway.                                                                                     circular walks     the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bid submitted.     Residents'
                    Remove Old Timber Fencing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Group to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               develop
                    Beck Biodiversity Project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               applications to
                    Litter Clearance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               delivery.

Stainsby Beck to    Improve Access to land rear of Kinloss Close   Stainsby Grange Riding Stables.    Number of private landowners.                           Improve quality    Continued            Stockton         Stockton Borough Council,       Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
Stainsby Grange     (including drainage).                                                                                                                     of access - area   overgrown            Borough Council. Riding Stables, Stainsby Hill   Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
A1130                                                              Stainsby Stud Riding Stables.                                                              currently          footpath difficult   Stainsby View    Farm.                           Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                    Clear Permissive Access at Stainsby View.                                                                                                 waterlogged.       to navigate.         Farm. PROW -                                     Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                                                                 Stainsby View Riding Stables.                                                                                                        (Ownership                                       will work with the   bid submitted      Residents'
                    Screening/Planting of Trees and Hedgerows to                                                                                                                                      Unknown).                                        community on         during 2009 for    Group to
                    reduce noise impact of A19.                  Stainsby Hill Farm.                                                                                                                  Stainsby Hill                                    the development      delivery over 3    develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Farm.                                            and delivery of      financial years,   funding
                                                                   Element of the Thornaby Circular                                                                                                                                                    initiatives          supporting the     applications to
                                                                   Walk.                                                                                                                                                                               including            provision of 2     support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       additional           community          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding support.     ranger posts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            community to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            works.



Thornaby Cemetery   Extension of Relic Salt Marsh Conservation     Cleveland Wildflower Ark.          Extension of the cemetery dependent on outcome of       Permissive right   Full circular        Stockton         Thornaby FC, Cleveland          Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
                    Scheme.                                                                           proposed housing development via Thornaby FC.           of way created.    access around        Borough Council. Wildflower Ark.                 Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
                                                              Thornaby Football Club                  Currently this is the only missing element preventing   Circular walk in   Thornaby not         Thornaby FC                                      Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                    Development of Woodland Cemetery Scheme. (Landowner).                             full circular access in Thornaby.                       Thornaby           delivered.                                                            Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                                                                                                                                                              complete.                                                                                will work with the   bid submitted      Residents'
                    Development of Permissive Right of Way.        Element of the Thornaby Circular                                                                                                                                                    community on         during 2009 for    Group to
                                                                   Walk.                                                                                                                                                                               the development      delivery over 3    develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and delivery of      financial years,   funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives          supporting the     applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       including            provision of 2     support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       additional           community          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding support.     ranger posts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            community to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            works.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DA - 5
Project Name           Delivery Elements                              Linkages                             Issues                                                 Success             Consequence     Land                    Lead Partner                   Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                  Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                              Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2009-10            2010-11        2011-12

Teesside Retail Park   Improve Access Through Retail Park.            Improvements to the water quality    Water quality of the old River Tees is poor. Current   Improved quality    Continued low      British Land         Teesside Retail Park,          Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
                                                                      of the Old River Tees to lead to     access into the retail park and reliance on cars       of access and       perceptions of     (Teesside Retail     Thornaby Golf Club,            Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
                       Reduce Noise Impact of A19.                    the development of a circular walk   deters visitors to the lagoon and old River Tees.      habitats at the     greenspace o       Park).               Autolink/Highways Agency.      Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                                                                      of which an element passes           Private land ownership bordering sections of the Old   retail park.        offer in the area.                      Environment Agency, British    Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                       Screening Between Path and Retail Units.       around the back of Teesside          River Tees which potentially limits access.                                                                        Waterways.                     will work with the   bid                Residents'
                                                                      Retail Park.                                                                                                                                                                           community on                            Group to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the development                         develop
                                                                      Improve the quality of the lagoons                                                                                                                                                     and delivery of                         funding
                                                                      within the Park.                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives                             applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             including                               support
                                                                      Develop linkages with schools as                                                                                                                                                       additional                              delivery.
                                                                      an educational resource, both in                                                                                                                                                       funding support.
                                                                      wildlife and industrial heritage
                                                                      terms.

                                                                      Tees Barrage – changes to the
                                                                      River Tees.

                                                                      Harewood Pleasure Gardens,
                                                                      Thornaby – section of the Old
                                                                      River Tees flows along the bottom
                                                                      of the park.

                                                                      Element of the Thornaby Circular
                                                                      Walk.
Thornaby Place         Create Link from Victoria Bridge to Thornaby   Element of the Thornaby Circular Multi land ownership - project will have to be             Vital link of the   Continued           Durham County       Thornaby Electrics, Chubb,     Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
                       Place.                                         Walk.                            negotiated and agreed with land owners.                    Thornaby            limited access      Council (A66).      Wardens, Durham County         Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
                                                                                                                                                                  Circular Walk       diverted away       Railtrack           Council, Network Rail,         Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                       Create Links under A66 and Surtees Bridge.                                                                                                 created.            from the river      (Surtees Bridge).   Mandale Properties, Teesside   Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                                                                                                                                                                                      corridor diluting                       Sailing Club.                  will work with the   bid submitted      Residents'
                                                                                                                                                                                      the offer.                                                             community on         during 2009 for    Group to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the development      delivery over 3    develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and delivery of      financial years,   funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             initiatives          supporting the     applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             including            provision of 2     support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             additional           community          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             funding support.     ranger posts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  community to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  works.

River Tees (land rear Upgrade Access.                                 Part of the Tees Heritage Park.      A number of partners will need to be engaged and       Improved access     Integral element Stockton          Friends of Tees Heritage            Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
of allotments)                                                                                             involved with the delivery of the project to help      linkages with       of the River Tees Borough Council. Park, Teesside Fishing              Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
                      Conservation Scheme rear of allotments.                                              ensure sustainability.                                 Black Bobbies       Heritage Park                      Association, Thornaby               Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                                                                                                                                                                  Field, an           not developed.                     Allotments Association,             Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                       Develop optional links around Black Bobbies                                                                                                important                                              Village Park Residents              will work with the   bid submitted      Residents'
                       Field.                                                                                                                                     greenspace.                                            Association, British                community on         during 2009 for    Group to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Waterways.                          the development      delivery over 3    develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and delivery of      financial years,   funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             initiatives          supporting the     applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             including            provision of 2     support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             additional           community          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             funding support.     ranger posts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  community to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  works.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DA - 6
Project Name       Delivery Elements                               Linkages                            Issues                                                 Success            Consequence     Land                 Lead Partner                     Funding              Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                              Measures           of non Delivery Ownership                                             Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2009-10            2010-11        2011-12

Thornaby Green     Upgrade narrow section of footpath from         Part of the Tees Heritage Park.     A number of partners will need to be engaged and       Improved habitat   Access through Stockton            Parish of South Thornaby,          Access to Nature     Access to          Community       Delivery of
                   Bassleton Lane to Bassleton Wood.                                                   involved with the delivery of the project to help      between            an important      Borough Council. Cleveland Wildflower Ark.          Bid to support       Nature             warden          access
                                                                                                       ensure sustainability.                                 Thornaby Green     element of the                                                        Community            overarching        engaged with improvements.
                   Develop Biodiversity of Thornaby Green.                                                                                                    and an important   Thornaby                                                              Wardens who          circular walks     the local
                                                                                                                                                              semi ancient       Circular Walk not                                                     will work with the   bid submitted      Residents'
                                                                                                                                                              woodland.          improved.                                                             community on         during 2009 for    Group to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the development      delivery over 3    develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and delivery of      financial years,   funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives          supporting the     applications to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       including            provision of 2     support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       additional           community          delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding support.     ranger posts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            community to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            works.




Bassleton Wood.    Minor Access Improvements.                      Element of the Thornaby Circular Consideration needed when implementing the                Availability of    Opportunity to      Stockton         Forestry Commission, North       Access to Nature     Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
Thornaby Wood                                                      Walk.                            improvements to protect the ancient woodland.             additional         open up and         Borough Council, British Housing Association      Bid to support       Nature         two Community access
Corridor           Develop a loop around The Holmes.                                                                                                          footpaths within   improve the         North British    (land owners).                   Community            overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                   Stockton's Green Infrastructure                                                            an urban           quality of urban    Housing                                           Wardens who          circular walks
                   Litter Clearance (Thornaby Wood).               Strategy.                                                                                  greenspace         greenspace not      Association.                                      will work with the   bid submitted.
                                                                                                                                                              provided.          realised.                                                             community on
                   New Bridges in Thornaby Wood.                                                                                                                                                                                                       the development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and delivery of
                   Access Improvements to the full length of the                                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives
                   footpath.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       additional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding support.




Land adjacent to   Improve Access (whole length).                  Art Project and Access         Main access route from A19 into Ingleby Barwick             Access             Opportunity to      Stockton         Stainsby Wood Residents          Access to Nature     Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
A174 Parkway                                                       Improvements to Stainsby Woods and Thornaby, currently left as scrub land with             improved.          open up and         Borough          Association, Stockton on         funding              Nature         two Community access
                                                                   (Fox Covert Wood).             limited access and low perceptions of the area.                                improve the         Council          Tees Borough Council,            application for      overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                                                                                                                                 quality of urban                     Forestry Commission.             project support      circular walks
                                                                                                                                                                                 greenspace not                                                        via project          bid submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                                 realised.                                                             partners.



INGLEBY BARWICK    Ingleby Barwick Circular Trail including        Western section within the Tees     Access/Land ownership particularly around Betty’s      Complete           Wider access        A number of      Stockton River Corridors         Access to Nature     Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
                   elements of the proposed River Tees Heritage    Heritage Park boundary, Ingleby     Close Farm and in relation to the Connect2             circular walk      not achieved.       private          Project, Private Landowners,     funding              Nature         two Community access
                   Park to the western and northern side of        Woods forms part of the wider       proposals. Access adjacent to the river is prevented   around Ingleby,    Positive            landowners and   Friends of Tees Heritage Park,   application for      overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                   Ingleby Barwick, Ingleby Barwick Golf Course,   ‘woodland corridor’ – Fox Covert    adjacent to the golf course on Ingleby.                maximising         promotion and       Stockton-on-     Connect2, Tees Valley Wildlife   project support      circular walks
                   Betty's Close Farm and Roundhill.               Woods, Stainsby Woods,                                                                     access to the      awareness of the    Tees Borough     Trust.                           via project          bid submitted.
                                                                   Thornaby Woods and Bassleton                                                               Heritage Park      valuable            Council.                                          partners.
                   Basselton Beck to the north and east.           Woods.                                                                                     and green          greenspace,
                                                                                                                                                              corridors and      particularly that
                                                                   Green Infrastructure primary                                                               integrated with    as part of the
                                                                   corridor number 1a, Darlington to                                                          the woodland       Tees Heritage
                                                                   Tees Barrage.                                                                              connectivity       Park remains
                                                                                                                                                              project.           unrealised.
                                                                   Connect2 proposals - Proposed
                                                                   bridge link from Ingleby Barwick
                                                                   to Eaglescliffe.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DA - 7
Project Name           Delivery Elements                               Linkages                           Issues                                                Success             Consequence     Land                  Lead Partner                     Funding           Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                              Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2009-10         2010-11           2011-12

Thornaby Wood          Woodland Planting                               Wider Ingleby Barwick circular     Corridor earmarked as part of the proposed Stockton An 'Ecopark' is       Rare pill boxes Stockton on           Stockton River Corridors         Approximate      Initial funding Appointment of Delivery of
Corridor                                                               walk proposal.                     Link road. As such andy proposed project delivery created serving         are not protected Tees Borough        Project, Tees Archaeology,       cost for the     application to two Community access
                       Phased Woodland Thinning as appropriate                                            could be superseded by a new infrastructure.        the two               and present       Council.            Local Schools, Forestry          Ecopark element  Impetus Land Wardens.          improvements.
                                                                       Opportunity to engage with the                                                         neighbouring          opportunity to                        Commission.                      £135,000, Land   Tax to support
                       Access Improvements                             community's of Thornaby and        Part of the semi-ancient woodland would be          communities           engage                                                                 Fill Tax,        preservation
                                                                       Ingleby Barwick on joint           destroyed as a result.                              generating wider      neighbouring                                                           Community        and
                       Development of Conservation Project/Eco         environmental improvement                                                              interest.             communities not                                                        Spaces.          interpretation of
                       Park                                            initiatives.                                                                                                 realised.                                                                               the pill boxes in
                                                                                                                                                                                    Valuable                                                               Access to Nature partnership
                       Pill Box Project.                               Part of the Tees Heritage Park.                                                                              greenspace lost.                                                       funding          with the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           application for  communities of
                                                                       Heritage Education Initiatives.                                                                                                                                                     project support Thornaby and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           via project      Ingleby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           partners.        Barwick and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dependent on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Proposals.



Thornaby Plantation    New Access through Thornaby Plantation.         Wider Ingleby Barwick circular     Corridor earmarked as part of the proposed Stockton   Habitat and         Vital link        Stockton            Stockton River Corridors       Approximate         Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
to Ingleby Wood                                                        walk proposal. Links to proposed   Link road. As such andy proposed project delivery     access to and       between           Borough Council.    Project - Development of       cost £50,000.       Nature         two Community access
                       General Access Improvements.                    'Eco Park'. Element of the         could be superseded by a new infrastructure.          through the site    neighbouring      Private             funding applications,                              overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                       proposed Tees Heritage Park.       Negotiations required with landowner to enable        improved.           communities not   Landownership       landowner liaison and delivery                     circular walks
                       Woodland Thinning.                                                                 project implementation.                                                   realised.         on East Side of     management. Private                                bid submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beck.               Landowners. Forestry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Commission.


Barwick Way to         Safe Road Crossing at Barwick Way.              Wider Ingleby Barwick circular   Delivery reliant on successful negotiations with        Link                Circular Route    Stockton            Stockton River Corridors       Approximate         Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
Leven Bridge                                                           walk proposal. Links to proposed private landowner.                                      Implemented.        around Ingleby    Borough Council.    Project - Development of       cost £60,000.       Nature         two Community access
                       Negotiate and Construct New Access on           'Eco Park'. Element of the                                                                                   Barwick not       Fields in Private   funding applications,                              overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                       Private Land.                                   proposed Tees Heritage Park.                                                                                 realised.         Ownership.          landowner liaison and delivery                     circular walks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          management. Private                                bid submitted.
                       Development of Permissive Right of Way.                                                                                                                                                            Landowners.


Ingleby Hill Farm to   General Access Improvements.                    Tees Heritage Park.                Access to the site subject to agreement. Project      Area becomes        Vital link of the North Ormesby       Stockton River Corridors       Approximate         Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
Betty’s Close Farm                                                                                        proposal dependent on the delivery of the housing     integral to the     Ingleby Barwick Institute, private    Project - Development of       cost £65,000.       Nature         two Community access
                       Acquire Land rear of Crosswell Park.                                               development.                                          Ingleby Barwick     circular walk not landowners.         funding applications,                              overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                                                                                                                circular walk,      realised.                             landowner liaison and delivery                     circular walks
                       Develop Land rear of Crosswell Park (for                                                                                                 being of                                                  management. Private                                bid submitted.
                       conservation).                                                                                                                           particular                                                Landowners.
                                                                                                                                                                interest by being
                       Negotiate Access rear of Bettys Close Farm.                                                                                              close to the
                                                                                                                                                                rivers edge.


Roundhill              Develop Boat Landing Platform.                  Tees Heritage Park.                Project proposal dependent on delivery of the         Access to the       Vital link of the Stockton on         Stockton River Corridors         Approximate      Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
                                                                                                          housing development.                                  river created.      Ingleby Barwick Tees Borough          Project - Development of         cost £80,000.    Nature         two Community access
                       Develop Access.                               Potential to link with Water Taxis                                                         Public              circular walk not Council.            funding applications,                             overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                     through provision of landing                                                               perceptions         realised.                             landowner liaison and delivery   Access to Nature circular walks
                       Develop Land for conservation/public amenity. platform thereby linking with key                                                          raised                                                    management.                      funding          bid submitted.
                                                                     destinations and attractions                                                               concerning the                                                                             application for
                                                                     including Preston Park and Hall.                                                           local                                                                                      project support
                                                                                                                                                                environment.                                                                               via project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           partners.
                                                                                                                                                                Link of the
                                                                                                                                                                Ingleby Barwick
                                                                                                                                                                circular walk
                                                                                                                                                                realised.

River Tees To          Improve signage, particularly at Barwick farm   Ingleby Barwick circular walk.     Important area of greenspace currently not          Housing               Opportunity to    Stockton         Stockton River Corridors            Access to         Access to      Appointment of   Delivery of
Barwick Farm           to define the footpath route.                                                      developed that will become part of Village 6 of     development           link Ingleby      Borough Council. Project - Development of            Nature.           Nature         two Community    access
                                                                       Part of the THP housing            Ingleby Barwick.                                    acknowledges          Barwick with the                   funding applications,                                 overarching    Wardens.         improvements.
                                                                       development.                                                                           and is                Tees Heritage                      landowner liaison and delivery      Housing           circular walks
                                                                                                          Work with Planners to ensure housing development sympathetic to           Park not realised                  management. Housing                 developers.       bid submitted.                  Village 6
                                                                                                          is sympathetic to and celebrated the River Corridor urban                                                    Developers, Private                                                                   constructed -
                                                                                                          as part of the Tees Heritage Park.                  greenspace                                               Landowners (Barwick Farm)                                                             anticipated
                                                                                                                                                              providing local                                                                                                                                start 2015.
                                                                                                                                                              access,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DA - 8
Project Name          Delivery Elements                                Linkages                          Issues                                                 Success            Consequence     Land                Lead Partner                     Funding         Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                Measures           of non Delivery Ownership                                            Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009-10           2010-11         2011-12

River Tees (The       Negotiate access adjacent to Golf Club, to     Ingleby Barwick circular walk.      Delivery subject to agreement with landowners.         Link installed.    Continued        Ingleby Barwick    Stockton River Corridors       Access to         Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
Rings)                enable easier access to the permissive                                                                                                                       piecemeal offer. Golf Club          Project - Development of       Nature.           Nature         two Community access
                      footpath to the rear of the Gold Club.         Part of the THP housing                                                                                                                           funding applications,                            overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                      Currently have to walk through the estate to   development.                                                                                                                                      landowner liaison and delivery                   circular walks
                      access the start of the walk at the Gold Club.                                                                                                                                                   management. Housing                              bid submitted.
                      The proposed would directly link with the                                                                                                                                                        Developers, Private
                      proposed footpath network at Queen Elizabeth                                                                                                                                                     Landowners (Golf Club)
                      Bridge through the rear of the driving range
                      which connects with the footpath through
                      Barwick Farm.




Stockton Circular     Hardwick Dean - Partnership work to develop      Green Infrastructure Strategy     Limited connectivity between sites due to building     Linkages and       Wider access     Stockton           Stockton River Corridors         Access to Nature Access to      Appointment of Delivery of
Trail                 complementary interpretation and practical       primary corridor 6 – Preston on   and road infrastructure.                               access to          and habitat      Borough Council,   Project, British Waterways,                       Nature         two Community access
                      involvement in the area, including the SUDS      Tees/Hartburn/Fairfield/Bishopgar                                                        greenspace         improvements     Tees Valley        Stockton Borough Council,                         overarching    Wardens.       improvements.
                      scheme interpretation at Hardwick Dean and       th to Wynyard and primary                                                                maximised.         not realised.    Wildlife Trust,    Environment Agency, Tees                          circular walks
                      wildflower meadow management.                    corridor 7 - Lustrum Beck.                                                                                                   Private            Valley Wildlife Trust.                            bid submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Landowners.
                      Circular walk elements to incorporate Newham National Cycleway Network.
                      Grange Park, Great North Park,
                      Portrack Marsh and Tilery.                   Castle Eden Walkway.

                      Route includes access improvements around
                      Lustrum and Green's Beck which course
                      through the centre of the town and River Tees
                      to the south.




Billingham Circular   Link with Newport Paths.                         Green Infrastructure Strategy     Busy road infrastructure serving industries needs to   Linkages and       Wider access     Stockton           Billingham Partnership,          Access to       Access to         Appointment of Delivery of
Trail                                                                  primary corridor 9 – Billingham   be negotiated as part of the circular walk.            access to          and habitat      Borough Council,   Stockton on Tees Borough         Nature.         Nature            two Community access
                      Circular link by Billingham Beck.                Beck Valley.                                                                             greenspace         improvements     Private            Council, Industry For Nature                     overarching       Wardens.       improvements.
                                                                                                                                                                maximised.         not realised.    Landowners.        Conservation - engage with       Communities     circular walks
                      Portrack Incinerator site – Lustrum Beck links. Wynyard Woodland Park.                                                                                                                           industrial companies             Fund.           bid next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       neighbouring the site, British                   financial year.
                      Develop associated employment initiatives to     Saltholme International Nature                                                                                                                  Waterways.
                      engage with local industry to enable wider       Reserve sits within proposed                                                                                                                                                                     Communities
                      environmental improvements.                      route.                                                                                                                                          Stockton River Corridors                         Fund - EoI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Project leading on the                           submitted to
                      Improvements to Cowbridge Beck, River Tees, Employment initiatives -                                                                                                                             associated employment                            potential lead
                      Belasis Beck, Billingham Beck and Thorpe    Communities Fund.                                                                                                                                    initiatives.                                     providers.
                      Beck.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Delivery from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 2009.




Green Exercise for    Potential to provide outdoor gym equipment to Projects to be implemented within Limited numbers due to individual client need will        Wider              Healthy living   Stockton         Groundwork East Durham,            Primary Care    Over 55s PCT
over 50's             encourage a wider age range to participate in current greenspace offer.         restrict participation.                                   engagement by initiative not        Borough Council, Stockton on Tees Borough           Trust           funding
                      outdoor exercise.                                                                                                                         beneficiaries with realised.        British          Council, Primary Care Trust.                       application
                                                                                                                                                                the natural                         Waterways                                                           submitted.
                      Mobility rambles for those who have difficulty                                                                                            environment.                        (Tees Barrage)                                                      Delivery of
                      in participating on walks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mobility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rambles and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        green exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        funding.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DA - 9
Project Name       Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                             Issues                                              Success              Consequence     Land                    Lead Partner                      Funding            Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                               Measures             of non Delivery Ownership                                                 Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2009-10           2010-11           2011-12

Stockton River     To develop a programme of environmental            Access to Nature proposals.          Programme will target a large geographic and will   Wider             Regeneration of         Stockton on        Stockton River Corridors          Environment        Identify priority Project
Corridors          improvements, education and community                                                   require robust development, engaging with the       engagement by     the river               Tees Borough       Project, Tees Valley Wildlife     Agency, Natural    listing for       implementation
                   engagement for the rivers and becks in             Tees Heitage Park.                   community to understand fully local issues, land    beneficiaries withcorridors               Council, British   Trust.                            England,           delivery of       .
                   Stockton:                                                                               ownership and wildlife elements.                    the natural       dependent on            Waterways,                                           Stockton-on-       physical
                                                                      Green Infrastructure Strategy for                                                        environment.      local community         private                                              Tees Borough       improvements.
                   River Tees                                         Stockton.                            Multi-partnership working.                                            action, which           landowners,                                          Council. One
                   Greatham Creek                                                                                                                              Linkages and      results in              Environment                                          Northeast.         Develop
                   Cowbridge Beck                                                                                                                              access to         piecemeal               Agency.                                                                 appropriate
                   Belasis Beck > Holme Fleet                                                                                                                  greenspace        improvements                                                                                    project
                   Letch Beck > Bishopton Beck > Whitton Beck                                                                                                  maximised.        which do not                                                                                    programme
                   > Thorpe Beck > Billingham Beck                                                                                                                               raise the offer as                                                                              with associated
                   Lustrum Beck - Greens Beck > Lustrum Beck                                                                                                   Profile and       a whole, or                                                                                     residents
                   > Burnwood Beck > Coatham Beck > Hartburn                                                                                                   quality of        provide wider                                                                                   groups and
                   Beck > Lustrum Beck                                                                                                                         Stockton's river habitat and                                                                                      delivery
                   Old River Tees > Stainsby Beck                                                                                                              corridors raised. wildlife benefit.                                                                               timescales.
                   Bassleton Beck
                   Nelly Burdon's Beck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Applications for
                   Skytering Beck > River Tees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   funding.
                   Maltby Beck > Stainsby Beck > Old River
                   Tees
                   West Gill > East Gill > River Leven
                   Sattergill Beck and Picton Stell near
                   Kirklevington.
GREEN              To implement elements identified in the green      Tees Barrage development             One North East funding support dependent on         Improved access      Interface            Network Rail,      Stockton Rivers Corridor          ONE, European     Community       Appointment of      Delivery of
INFRASTRUCTURE     infrastructure strategy for Stockton relevant to   proposal.                            proving economic benefits associated with the       and enjoyment        between the          Tees Valley        Project - coordination and        funding, English  Spaces          two Community       Community
STRATEGY           the Stockton River Corridors Project. The                                               creation and enhancement of green infrastructure.   of the Tees          natural and          Wildlife Trust,    complementary funding             Partnerships,     Flagship        Wardens.            Spaces
                   green infrastructure project will be broken        Friends of the Tees Heritage                                                             Heritage Park.       urban offer not      English            application, Stockton Borough     Private Sector.   project                             Flagship
                   down into five Integrated Service Areas;           Park.                                                                                                         realised. Central    Partnerships,      Council, Stockton                                   application by                      Application
                   Billingham North, Central Area North, South,                                                                                                Enhanced             to Stockton          British            Middlesbrough Initiative,         Community         30th January
                   East and West.                                     Tees Valley Wildlife Trust sites,                                                        environment.         Middlesbrough        Waterways,         Natural England, CABE,            Spaces, Private 2009. Draft of
                                                                                                                                                                                    Initiative –joint    Private            Forestry Commission,              Developer,        Stockton's
                   Improved access and links into business and        Connect2 proposals.                                                                                           physical             Landowners,        Environment Agency, Tees          Connect2,         Green
                   housing areas.                                                                                                                                                   regeneration         JCB.               Wildlife Trust, British           Heritage Lottery, Infrastructure
                                                                      Preston Park Redevelopment.                                                                                   initiative between                      Waterways, Groundwork South       Access to         to be produced
                   Resist urban encroachment.                                                                                                                                       Stockton and                            Tees, Tees Archaeology, Tees      Nature, Play      by spring 2009.
                                                                      Circular walk in Ingleby/Thornaby.                                                                            Middlesbrough                           Valley Joint Strategy Unit.       Pathfinder
                   Enhance/create wetland habitats.                                                                                                                                 Council and
                                                                      National Cycleway Network –                                                                                   wider partners,
                   Protect/enhance strategic open space in            potential to extend to provide a                                                                              including
                   Yarm, Ingleby Barwick, Preston Farm and            major cycle route into Preston                                                                                Network Rail and
                   Bowesfield areas.                                  Park and Hall.                                                                                                British
                                                                                                                                                                                    Waterways.
                   Investigate potential for additional crossing      Promotion of the heritage/country                                                                             Unsympathetic
                   points over the river for walkers, cyclists and    Park area.                                                                                                    and piecemeal
                   horse riders.                                                                                                                                                    development.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Loss of natural
                                                                                                                                                                                    habitat. Lack of
                                                                                                                                                                                    access
                                                                                                                                                                                    increases
                                                                                                                                                                                    negative
                                                                                                                                                                                    perceptions of
                                                                                                                                                                                    the area.
CENTRAL AREA       Environmental Element of Lustrum Beck Flood Green Infrastructure Strategy               Potential for environmental improvements to be      Delivery of          Important local      Stockton-on-       Stockton River Corridors     Natural England,        Project delivery
WEST Brick Ponds   Alleviation Scheme.                         Strategic Corridor number 7.                displaced by the flood alleviation scheme as and    environmental        greenspace and       Tees Borough                                    Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Project - funding applications,                      of 10-20 year
and Six Fields                                                                                             when implemented.                                   improvements         access linkages      Council            community consultation and   Agency,                 initiative of
                   Hedgerow, sedge tussock and grass planting, National cycleway network and                                                                   which diversify      not developed.                          managing delivery.           Stockton                access and
                   wetland ditch creation and artificial bat roost potential link to Preston Park Hall. Close proximity of residential housing to site.        and improve the                                                                           Borough Council,        habitat
                   sites.                                                                                                                                      offer for local                                              Environment Agency, Stockton Groundwork              improvements.
                                                                   Ropner Park, opposite site           Reports of antisocial behaviour including motorbike    enjoyment.                                                   Borough Council.             South Tees.             Development
                   Instatement of a boundary footpath.             provides a formal alternative offer. racing.                                                Improved                                                                                                          and delivery of
                                                                                                                                                               linkages to                                                                                                       cycleway
                   Extension of Network Rail track to connect Six Castle Eden Walkway.                                                                         Preston Hall and                                                                                                  improvements,
                   Fields with footpath to Preston Hall.                                                                                                       Park.                                                                                                             Wider site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 master
                   Dipping platforms within Brick Ponds site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    planning.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DA - 10
Project Name          Delivery Elements                                 Linkages                              Issues                                       Success              Consequence     Land                  Lead Partner                  Funding             Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                           Measures             of non Delivery Ownership                                           Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009-10         2010-11    2011-12

CENTRAL AREA       Vast tract of new planting at Coatham Stob           Brick Ponds and Six Fields            Community Forests disbanded.                 Increased level      No additional    Stockton         Stockton River Corridors          Forestry            Draft of
Environment Agency secured by Tees Forest and the Forestry              Project Proposal.                                                                  of woodland in       woodland         Borough Council. Project, Stockton Borough         Commission.         Stockton's
WEST Stockton      Commission.                                                                                                                             line with            creation which                    Council, Hartburn Residents       Community           Green
Rural Fringe                                                            Tees Valley Green Infrastructure                                                   Community            will benefit the                  Association.                      Spaces, Landfill    Infrastructure
                   Scope exists to plant further large mixed            Strategy primary corridor 1a                                                       Forest Targets –     Green                                                               Tax.                to be produced
                   woodlands in excess of 40 hectares, to create        Darlington to Tees Barrage and 7                                                   3924 hectares,       Infrastructure                                                                          by spring 2009.
                   a significant woodland core between Stockton         Hartburn to Lustrum Beck on the                                                    with 34%             delivery.                                                                               This will
                   and Darlington.                                      River Tees.                                                                        woodland cover       Opportunities to                                                                        identify
                                                                        Improvements to the major                                                          by 2035.             improve local                                                                           secondary
                      Hedgerow restoration, new planting on the         gateway from Darlington into                                                                            habit not                                                                               corridors which
                      western edges of Stockton, new greenways,         Stockton via Yarm Road.                                                                                 realised.                                                                               will be fed into
                      linking Stockton and Darlington.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the action plan
                                                                        Sustrans - Stockton to Darlington                                                                                                                                                               for delivery.
                      Screen planting.                                  cycleway.                                                                                                                                                                                       Delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brick Ponds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Six Fields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Project.




CENTRAL AREA          Upstream storage in the Hartburn area and         Brick Ponds and Six Fields            Community Forests disbanded.                 Habitat              Key opportunity    Stockton-on-       Stockton River Corridors      Environment         Draft of
WEST Stockton         localised defences in five areas.                 Project Proposal.                                                                  diversified, local   to deliver         Tees Borough       Project, Stockton Borough     Agency, Natural     Stockton's
Woodland                                                                                                                                                   community            environmental      Council.           Council, Hartburn Residents   England,            Green
                      Partnership work with Tees Forest to develop      Environment Agency’s Lustrum                                                       engaged with         improvements                          Association.                  Stockton-on-        Infrastructure
                      the proposed storage area as wet woodland,        Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme                                                      their local          on a key Green                                                      Tees Borough        to be produced
                      being West Stockton Woodland.                     proposal.                                                                          environment.         Infrastructure                                                      Council, Network    by spring 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                corridor not                                                        Rail.               This will
                      Emergent fringe consolidation, river bank         The site is within half a kilometre                                                                     realised.                                                                               identify
                      conservation.                                     to the north of Preston Park,                                                                                                                                                                   secondary
                                                                        increasing the recreational,                                                                                                                                                                    corridors which
                                                                        educational and landscape                                                                                                                                                                       will be fed into
                                                                        potential of the area.                                                                                                                                                                          the action plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Delivery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brick Ponds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Six Fields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Project.




CENTRAL AREA          Improved access and links into business and       Friends of the Tees Heritage Park A number of private landowners to the southern end Improved access    Unsympathetic      Stockton           Stockton River Corridors      Community           Community
SOUTH 1a Tees         housing areas.                                    (FTHP).                           of the proposed Heritage Park.                     and enjoyment      and piecemeal      Borough Council,   Project, Friends of Tees      Spaces, Private     Spaces
                                                                                                                                                             of the Tees        development.       Private            Heritage Park, Tees Valley    Developer,          Flagship
                      Promote heritage/country park area between        Tees Valley Wildlife Trust sites.                                                    Heritage Park.     Loss of natural    Landowners,        Wildlife Trust.               Connect2,           project
                      Stockton and Yarm.                                                                                                                     Enhanced           habitat. Lack of   Tees Valley                                      Heritage Lottery,   application by
                                                                        Connect2 proposals.                                                                  environment        access             Wildlife Trust.                                  Access to           30th January
                      Resist urban encroachment.                                                                                                                                increases                                                           Nature, Play        2009.
                                                                        Preston Park Redevelopment.                                                                             negative                                                            Pathfinder.         Connect2
                      Enhance/create wetland habitats.                                                                                                                          perceptions of                                                                          proposals have
                                                                        Circular walk in Ingleby/Thornaby.                                                                      the area.                                                                               to be delivered
                      Protect/enhance strategic open space in                                                                                                                                                                                                           by 2013 in line
                      Yarm, Ingleby Barwick, Preston Farm and           National Cycleway Network –                                                                                                                                                                     with current
                      Bowesfield areas.                                 potential to extend to provide a                                                                                                                                                                funding
                                                                        major cycle route into Preston                                                                                                                                                                  proposals.
                      Investigate potential for additional crossing     Park and Hall.
                      points over the river for walkers, cyclists and
                      horse riders.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DA - 11
Project Name           Delivery Elements                                Linkages                            Issues                                                 Success             Consequence     Land                    Lead Partner                     Funding             Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                   Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                                Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2009-10        2010-11    2011-12

CENTRAL AREA 1b        Develop a continuous green link for a high       Stockton Middlesbrough Initiative - Various styles of public realm adopted.                Inward              Piecemeal            British            Stockton Middlesbrough           ONE, European       Check
Tees Barrage-Tees      quality setting for major regeneration projects. Bridging the Gap project, Tees                                                             investment.         ‘carbon copy’        Waterways,         Initiative, Stockton River       funding, Private    Stockton
Mouth                                                                   Barrage redevelopment, emerging Joined up delivery required to develop a house style       Improved habitat    architecture         Network Rail,      Corridors Project -              Sector, Landfill    Middlesbrough
                       Improve links into Stockton and                  Rivers Trust, RUG, Portrack         which enhances and promotes the offer.                 and ‘greening’ of   unsympathetic to     Tees Valley        Development and Access           Tax Credits,        Initiative
                       Middlesbrough town centres. Integrate with       Marsh and Incinerator sites.                                                               the area.           river                Wildlife Trust,    Working Group.                   Stockton-on-        scheduling.
                       Green Blue Heart.                                                                                                                           Seamless            surroundings.        English                                             Tees Borough        Delivered in
                                                                                                                                                                   redevelopment       Inaccessibility/la   Partnerships.                                       Council.            part by the
                       Improve areas of derelict, vacant and under-                                                                                                sympathetic to      nd lock issues.                                                                              RUG -
                       used land.                                                                                                                                  the setting.        Negative                                                                                     Development
                                                                                                                                                                                       perceptions of                                                                               and Access
                       Assess extent and value of post-industry                                                                                                                        area.                                                                                        Working
                       wildlife habitats.                                                                                                                                              Monoculture –                                                                                Group.
                                                                                                                                                                                       tendency
                        Improve attractiveness of Teesdale Way and                                                                                                                     towards                                                                                      'Bridging the
                       maximise potential of Middlesbrough’s 3 river                                                                                                                   functionality/hea                                                                            Gap' arts
                       parks.                                                                                                                                                          vy industry.                                                                                 interpretation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    delivered.



CENTRAL AREA           Maintain and extend local access network,       Brick Ponds and Six Fields project   Community Forests disbanded.                           Links with          Opportunity to       Stockton,          Stockton River Corridors         Local               Green
WEST Darlington -      including links into Hartlepool and Sedgefield. proposal to deliver environmental                                                           neighbouring        link key sites and   Darlington,        Project, RUG - Development       Authorities,        Infrastructure
Tees Barrage                                                           improvements as part of the          Invasive species eradication dependent on delivery     Local Authorities   to develop           Hartlepool and     and Access Working Group,        Lottery for         Strategy for
                       Potential for increased planting/management Lustrum Beck flood alleviation           of a comprehensive treatment programme covering        established         access networks      Sedgefield Local   Rivers Trust where access        community led       Stockton
                       to woodland, hedgerows and open space for scheme and also provide access             the full length of the river corridor over a minimum   which are of        with                 Authorities.       linkages adjacent to the River   initiatives,        developed by
                       the local community and biodiversity.           between the sites. National          period of five years.                                  continuous style    neighbouring                            Tees.                            Landfill tax.       Spring 2009.
                                                                       Cycleway Network – potential to                                                             and quality.        Local Authorities                                                                            Rivers Trust
                       Develop links with Ropner Park, the proposed join Hartburn up with access to                                                                Biodiversity and    not realised.                                                                                established
                       West Stockton Woodland and the Darlington Preston Park.                                                                                     habitat quality                                                                                                  and
                       To Stockton Corridor.                                                                                                                       increased.                                                                                                       operational.
                                                                       Rivers Trust remit will cover the                                                                                                                                                                            Invasive
                                                                       full length of the River tees from                                                                                                                                                                           species
                                                                       source, enabling links with                                                                                                                                                                                  eradication
                                                                       neighbouring Local Authorities.                                                                                                                                                                              strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    established.



CENTRAL AREA           Improve access for adjoining residential         Stockton Middlesbrough Initiative, Demands on land by developers restricts level of        High quality        Buildings do not     Stockton           Stockton Borough Council,        ONE - Green         Developed
WEST 6 Preston-on-     commercial and business areas.                   Brick Ponds and Six Fields         environmental enhancement achieved.                     street scape that   relate to the        Borough Council,   Stockton Middlesbrough           Infrastructure      Green
Tees, Hartburn,                                                         Project, Rivers Trust River Users                                                          interpalys with     surrounding          Private            Initiative, Stockton River       Strategy            Infrastructure
Fairfield,             Focus on habitat and watercourse restoration     Group.                                                                                     surrounding         environment with     Landowners.        Corridors Project -              delivery, Private   Stategy for
Bishopsgarth to        and enhancement.                                                                                                                            environment         limited access.                         Development and Access           Sector.             Stockton
Wynyard                                                                                                                                                            which has been                                              Working Group, British                               Spring 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                   developed to a                                              Waterways, Private Sector.
                                                                                                                                                                   high quality.

CENTRAL AREA        Establish continuous green link through             Stainsby Woods and wider         Current water quality of the Old River Tees poor.         New linkages        Opportunity to       Teesside Retail    Stockton River Corridors         ONE - Green         Developed
WEST 7 Hartburn to Teesside Retail and Leisure Park along               woodland linkages proposal –                                                               established and     develop              Park, Leisure      Project, Teesside Retail Park,   Infrastructure      Green
Lustrum Beck to the Stainsby Beck and into the open countryside.        Bassleton, Thornaby and Ingleby A number of private landowners would need to be            habitats            alternative offer    park, Stockton     Leisure park, Stockton           Strategy            Infrastructure
River Tees                                                              Barwick Woods. Thornaby circular engaged.                                                  enhanced.           at the retail park   Borough Council,   Borough Council, Private         delivery, Private   Strategy for
                    Improve access into adjoining residential           walk and Old River Tees Circular                                                                               and linkages not     Private            Ownership.                       Sector.             Stockton
                    areas. Investigate potential for major new park     Walk.                                                                                                          realised.            Ownership.                                                              Spring 2009.
                    in the A66/Whinney Banks housing area.

                       Investigate scope for enhancing biodiversity,
                       enhancing/creating intertidal habitat. Protect
                       from urban encroachment.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DA - 12
Project Name           Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                         Issues                                               Success             Consequence     Land                 Lead Partner                     Funding             Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                             Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2009-10        2010-11       2011-12

CENTRAL AREA           Focus on the enhancement and management Stainsby Woods and wider             Potential maintenance issues.                               Existing habitats Water and soil      Stockton         Stockton Borough Council,          ONE - Green         Developed
SOUTH 8 Stainsby       of existing and creation of new habitats.    woodland linkages proposed;                                                                 enhanced and      remains             Borough Council, Stockton River Corridors           Infrastructure      Green
Beck Valley                                                         Bassleton Woods, Thornaby                                                                   accessible.       contaminated.       Private Sector. Project.                            Strategy            Infrastructure
                       Development of strategic access.             Woods, Ingleby Barwick Woods.                                                                                 Limited access                                                          delivery, Private   Strategy for
                                                                    Connectivity. Thornaby circular                                                                               to the river                                                            Sector.             Stockton
                       Investigate opportunities to de-pollute      walk, old River Tees Circular                                                                                 corridor.                                                                                   Spring 2009.
                       contaminated soils and water through plants. Walk. Tees Urban Green Corridor
                                                                    identified in the Tees Forest
                       Development of strategic access routes,      Forest Plan November 2000.
                       particularly for the local community at the
                       River Tees end and towards Wynyard.          Wynyard Woodland Park.




BILLINGHAM NORTH Protect, enhance, create habitats in line with           Saltholme International Nature   Cross Local Authority working required.              Improved            Connectivity      RSPB, Private    Stockton Borough Council,          ONE - Green         Developed
9 Billingham Beck objectives of Saltholme International Nature            Reserve with the Tees Heritage                                                        habitats and        between sites     Sector, Stockton Hartlepool Borough Council,        Infrastructure      Green
Valley            Reserve, SSSI/SPA objectives and LBAP                   Park and Preston Park as                                                              linkages within a   strategically     Borough Council. Saltholme International Nature     Strategy            Infrastructure
                  priorities.                                             gateway sites.                                                                        predominantly       important sites                    Reserve, Sustans, Billingham       delivery, Private   Strategy for
                                                                                                                                                                industrial offer.   not realised.                      Partnership, INCA.                 Sector.             Stockton
                       Investigate scope for further planting between National Cycleway Network.                                                                                                                                                                              Spring 2009.
                       Billingham and Hartlepool. Link with Cowpen
                       Bewley Woodland Park.                          Billingham Partnership.

                       Develop strategic access routes – north      Communities Fund - sub
                       Billingham and south Hartlepool and adjacent contractor work programme.
                       employment areas.

                       Implement North Gare to Greatham of
                       Hartlepool rural cycleway and walkway.

                       Develop a cycle route between Greatham and
                       Cowpen Bewley.

                       Investigate potential for estuarine woodland
                       creation.

                       Incorporate proposals for improving the
                       environment of the Southern industrial Zone in
                       Hartlepool.


CENTRAL AREA       Improved access opportunities investigated.            Cowpen Bewley Environmental      Cross Local Authority working required.              Improved            Connectivity      RSPB, Private      Stockton Borough Council,        ONE - Green         Developed
NORTH 10 Saltholme                                                        Trust, Wynyard Woodland Park                                                          habitats and        between sites     Sector, Stockton   Hartlepool Borough Council,      Infrastructure      Green
to Cowpen Bewley,  New river crossing for walkers, cyclists, horse-       Environmental Trust.                                                                  linkages.           strategically     Borough Council,   Saltholme International Nature   Strategy            Infrastructure
Wynyard and        riders.                                                                                                                                                          important sites   Private Sector.    Reserve, Sustans, Billingham     delivery, Private   Strategy for
Hartlepool                                                                Communities Fund - sub                                                                                    not realised.                        Partnership, INCA.               Sector.             Stockton
                   Additional planting and woodland                       contractor work programme.                                                                                                                                                                          Spring 2009.
                   management to enhance nature conservation
                   interest.



CENTRAL AREA           Improve access including parking. Possibly  Green Infrastructure link across        Large number of private landowners.                  Full linear          Access remains Private Land         Stockton Borough Council,        Connect2,           Developed                   Connect2fundi
SOUTH 17 River         access by river taxis.                      A66 for Cowpen Bewley                                                                        access to the        piecemeal and  Ownership            private landowners, Friends of   Stockton            Green                       ng defrayed by
Leven Corridor                                                     Woodland Preston Park and Hall                                                               River Leven          limited.                            Tees Heritage Park, Yarm         Borough             Infrastructure              2013.
                       Continuity of access between Bainbridge     and Hartburn. Element of the                                                                 corridor                                                 High School.                     Council,ONE -       Strategy for
                       Wood, Yarm High School and the golf courses Tees Heritage Park.                                                                          developed                                                                                 Green               Stockton
                       at Eaglescliffe and Ingleby Barwick.                                                                                                     sympathetic to                                                                            Infrastructure      Spring 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                the wildlife offer..                                                                      Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          delivery, Private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sector.


Transport              To explore the potential for alternatives to car   Local Transport Plan, Proposed   Ingleby Barwick, Eaglescliffe village, Rokeby        Suitable           Increasing         Joint Strategy   Stockton on Tees Borough           Connect2,           Developed
Improvements.          transportation.                                    Tees Valley Metro, Connect2,     Development land, arable land and land to the west   alternatives to    pressure on the    Unit, One North Council, Sustrans, private          Stockton            Green
                                                                          Tees Heritage Park, North        of the railway are all under development pressure.   the car available. road               East, private    sector.                            Borough             Infrastructure
                                                                          Bowesfield Development                                                                                   infrastructure.    sector, Stockton                                    Council,ONE -       Strategy for
                                                                          Proposal.                        Section four of the Stockton Link Road proposal                                            on Tees Borough                                     Green               Stockton
                                                                                                           would pass through Thornaby Woods (semi ancient                                            Council.                                            Infrastructure      Spring 2009.
                                                                                                           woodland) and remains undeveloped, but is still                                                                                                Strategy
                                                                                                           included in the Local Transport Plan.                                                                                                          delivery, Private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sector.


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Project Name        Delivery Elements                                 Linkages                          Issues                                                 Success              Consequence     Land                    Lead Partner                  Funding            Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                               Measures             of non Delivery Ownership                                             Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2009-10        2010-11       2011-12

River Taxis         Transportation for use by commuters, as well Ferries initiative. Connect2           No precedent has been set, with a unsuccessful bid Increased                Alternative          British            River Users Group, Stockton   Maintenance of     Initial
                    as building on the current leisure provision    development.                        for a water taxi service in Nottingham being the only access to key         transportation       Waterways,         on Tees Borough Council,      moorings and       Feasibility
                    (Teesside Princess), by incorporating                                               case study to draw on.                                destinations          method not           Stockton on        British Waterways,            associated         study
                    additional mooring points including fuel, water                                                                                           adjacent to the       realised.            Tees Borough       Developers, Stockton River    amenities as       commissioned.
                    and toilets.                                                                        There will be more scope for this project once the    river. Alternative,   Improved             Council, private   Corridors Project.            appropriate.
                                                                                                        North Shore redevelopment is completed.               greener               linkages with the    sector.                                          Ongoing
                    Could possibly include a marina at the                                                                                                    transportation for    river corridor not                                                    maintenance
                    Bowesfield site and redevelopment of St                                                                                                   commuters.            delivered.                                                            costs of river
                    Mark’s Basin.                                                                                                                             Tourist                                                                                     taxis would be
                                                                                                                                                              attraction.                                                                                 met through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fares.

Thompson’s Scrap    Housing development proposal adjacent to          Green Infrastructure Strategy,    Land contamination.                                    Site developed Derelict site              Stockton-on-       Stockton-on-Tees Borough      Growth Point        TBC.
Yard                Lustrum Beck.                                     Growth Point Initiative.                                                                 sympathetic to   remains.                 Tees Borough       Council in the process of     Initiative. Section
                                                                                                                                                               and accentuating                          Council.           acquiring site.               106. ONE -
                    To develop with planners and developers                                                                                                    natural                                                                                    Green
                    sympathetic construction which compliments                                                                                                 environment.                                                                               Infrastructure
                    the green space.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          delivery, Private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sector.

Developer Liaison   Explore mechanisms which will ensure that         Town and Country Planning        Development pressures often displace full               Clear guidance       Unsympathetic        Various.           Development and Access        Private sector,    Stockton's’                 Regeneration
                    sensitivities of potential sites are considered   association – Garden Cities and consideration to providing a quality environmental       and preservation     and counter                             Working Group, Private        One Northeast,     Green                       DPD currently
                    prior to design, including Ingelby Barwick        Garden Suburbs principles. Green setting.                                                and development      productive                              Sector, Stockton on Tees      Stockton on        Infrastructure              being
                    Village 5.                                        Infrastructure Strategy. Local                                                           measures             development.                            Borough Council, British      Tees Borough       Strategy                    developed.
                                                                      Development Framework.                                                                   relating to                                                  Waterways, Network Rail.      Council, British   compiled by                 Development
                                                                                                                                                               greenspace.                                                                                Waterways,         Spring 2009.                and Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Environment        Regeneration                Working Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Agency.            Development                 to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plan Document               member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (DPD) currently             key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             being                       stakeholder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             developed.                  consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Development                 group for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Access                  development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Working Group               the DPD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             stakeholder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             group for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the DPD.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DA - 14
Project Name   Delivery Elements   Linkages   Issues   Success    Consequence     Land        Lead Partner   Funding   Delivery Timescales
                                                       Measures   of non Delivery Ownership                  Sources
                                                                                                                         2009-10         2010-11    2011-12




                                                                                                                                                   DA - 15
STEWARDSHIP
Project Name and        Delivery Elements                                      Linkages                             Issues                                                    Success              Consequence     Land                     Project Partners                Funding            Delivery Timescales
Outline                                                                                                                                                                       Measures             of non delivery Ownership                                                Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2009-10           2010-11      2011-12

River Stewardship       Joint initiative -Best Practice sharing with other Policing project/tackling anti-          The RUG identified the need to a Stewardship              Watercourse          Lack of             British              British Waterways. Rivers       Nominal costs      Pending the
Scheme                  organisations, including Aire Action, Dream        social behaviour. Users guide.           Working Group in response to a number of issues           free of unwanted     accountability.     Waterways,           Stewardship Group, Aire         met through        trial of the
                        Weavers and Calderdale.                            River Tees website regarding             identified relating to anti-social behaviour and how      debris and           Continued           Stockton-on-         Action, Dream Weavers,          potential          River Stewards
                                                                           public information on how to             this can be effectively reported, with currently a lack   navigatable at all   piecemeal           Tees Borough         Calderdale, Teesdale Business   partners through   scheme by Aire
                        The River Users Group identified that work         report incidents, etc. River Week -      of information concerning readily accessible              times.               approach which      Council, private     Users Forum, Riverside          Landowner          Action Leeds.
                        was needed on river safety, security,              raising perceptions / awareness.         activities on and adjacent to the river and the           Information          is confusing for    landowners.          Landowners and businesses,      contribution to    River Week,
                        cleanliness and navigational issues.                                                        negative perception and lack on inclusivity arising       readily              users.                                   SBC enforcement unit and        cover costs of     August 2009,
                                                                           Wider area considered, including         from this. Engagement needed with all riparian            accessible.                                                   Police, Safer Stocker           River Stewards.    Wildlife and
                        Improvements to the Teesdale Canal areas.          adjoining local authorities.             landowners and farmers. Risk of failure to recognise      Improved                                                      Partnership.                                       BAP produced,
                                                                                                                    important natural features (e.g. elm/ash).                perceptions.                                                                                                     bursary
                        Develop a river warden scheme.                                                                                                                        Greater footfall                                                                                                 scheme
                                                                                                                    Negative perceptions and lack of active                   recorded at the                                                                                                  developed.
                        Develop a wildlife Biodiversity Action Plan for                                             management by landowners regarding debris in the          barrage.
                        the river.                                                                                  river. Work with all landowners to prevent debris in
                                                                                                                    the first place, for example, tree management.
                        Develop a bursary scheme to fund a
                        programme for young people who are taking
                        part in river related anti-social criminal activity.
Community               Sports, clean up/voluntary initiatives,                Stewardship working group          negative perceptions of local environment, limited          Less littering and   Bankside            Various,             British Waterways, Private      British            Rivers Trust     Implementation
Engagement with         awareness raising through the environment              actions. Delivery communities      and ad hoc engagement with river corridors.                 incidences of        erosion caused      depending on         Sector. Environment Agency      Waterways,         operational      of small scale
River Corridors in      agencies' community awareness raising and              found - community participation in                                                             incorrect use of     by speeding         stretch of river     through the SRCP. River         Environment                         improvements
Stockton                engagement model.                                      environmental improvements.                                                                    the river,           vehicles, litter    concerned.           Stewardship working group.      Agency.                             and positive
                                                                                                                                                                              including            continuing to       Continued                                            Community                           awareness
                                                                               Stockton River Corridors Project -                                                             speeding and         detract from        negative                                             sector funding                      campaign.
                                                                               Partnership initiative for                                                                     antisocial           natural offer and   perceptions and                                      for local
                                                                               community engagement and                                                                       behaviour.           provide a hazard    lack of positive                                     initiatives
                                                                               participation.                                                                                 Positive             for wildlife.       community
                                                                                                                                                                              perceptions of                           engagement.
                                                                                                                                                                              water courses.

Youth Work              To develop models for engagement with                  Groundwork Redcar and              Groundwork Community Forests disbanded.                     Greater              Limited           Various,               Stewardship Working Group,      PCT Forest
                        young people around activities on the river.           Cleveland. TVWT leading on Eco-                                                                awareness and        opportunities for including British      Tees Valley Wildlife Trust,     Schools, Sure
                                                                               schools in Stockton. Forest                                                                    participation.       positive          Waterways.             Stockton River Corridors        Start,
                                                                               School initiative, Bursary scheme.                                                             Older age range      participation,                           Project.                        Communities
                                                                               Eco schools and Sure Start Goes                                                                through              school children                                                          Fund.
                                                                               Wild! delivery model. Greenstart –                                                             Groundworks          and young adults
                                                                               regional initiative Sure Start                                                                 NEET Youth           and those Not in
                                                                               age/partnership. PCT playing out                                                               Programme            Employment,
                                                                               projects.                                                                                      Communities          Education or
                                                                                                                                                                              Fund.                Training (NEET).




Silt Removal            Work with the Environment Agency to address River Stewardship, Water                        Silt build up is reducing the depth of the river.         Silt is removes      narrowing of        Environment          British Waterways. Rivers       British
                        silt build up in the River Tees upstream of the Corporation and Rivers Trust                Adjacent to ' The Holmes'.                                as appropriate       river channel,      Agency               Stewardship Group.              Waterways,
                        barrage.                                                                                                                                                                   corresponding                                                            Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                   erosion.                                                                 Agency.


River Traffic           Speeding traffic causing river erosion.                Users guide.                         No compliance of speed regulations can cause              Improved level of    bank sides        British                River Stewardship Group.        Amount of                           River Stewards
                                                                                                                    erosion of the river banks.                               adherence to the     continue to be    Waterways,                                             funding required                    in place.
                        Enforcement of Speed regulations as part of                                                                                                           speed                undermined,                                                              negligible.
                        the River Stewardship Scheme.                                                                                                                         restrictions.        continued anti-                                                          Awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                                   social behaviour.                                                        raising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            proposed River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            scheme.


Invasive Management Partnership approach to provide effective                  Rivers Trust.              Rivers Requires a partnership approach to cover the whole           Removal of           Mono culture of     Environment          Rivers Trust, Rivers            Local              Rivers Trust     Development
of Specie / Vegetation solutions to invasive species eradication               Stewardship scheme.               of the river to provide realistic resources and              Himalayan            non-native          Agency, SBC in       Stewardship Group, Stockton Authorities,           operational      and
Change                 throughout the length of the river corridors.                                             solutions to further migration and encroachment.             Balsam , giant       species             partnership with     River Corridors Project,        Rivers Trust                        implementation
                                                                                                                 Long term financial sustainability is needed for             hogweed and          undermines the      neighbouring         neighbouring local authorities.                                     of a treatment
                                                                                                                 effective and lasting improvements.                          Japanese             quality of the      local authorities.                                                                       scheme,
                                                                                                                                                                              knotweed             river corridors.                                                                                             minimum
                                                                                                                                                                              sustained                                                                                                                         duration, 5
                                                                                                                                                                              through the river                                                                                                                 years
                                                                                                                                                                              corridors.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 S - 16
Project Name and   Delivery Elements                                Linkages                              Issues                                                Success            Consequence     Land                    Project Partners               Funding          Delivery Timescales
Outline                                                                                                                                                         Measures           of non delivery Ownership                                              Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2009-10         2010-11   2011-12

River Pollutants   Inclusion of issues in the Water Framework       Rivers Trust - strategic initiative   Continued discharging by industry downstream of       Reduced level of Continued threat British                  Rivers Trust, Stockton River   N/A strategic    Partnership
                   Directive.                                       with directors from a number of       the barrage, discharges continue to pollute the water discharges.      to water quality Waterways.               Corridors Project.             unit.            groups
                                                                    riverside industries.                 course.                                                                and habitats.                                                                             established,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rivers Trust.

Corporate Social   A package to offer businesses opportunities to Rivers Trust, Groundwork                Developing sufficient incentives to secure business   CO2 emissions      Minimised            N/A.               Rivers Trust, Stockton River   Private sector   Partnership
Responsibility     offset their carbon and show responsibility and Environmental Services.                uptake.                                               reduced.           opportunities to                        Corridors Project.                              groups
                   care for the environment.                                                                                                                                       further reduce                                                                          established,
                                                                                                                                                                                   emissions not                                                                           Rivers Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                   released.
Fishing Issues     By-laws to cover fishing with a permit. Youth    North Bowesfield proposed             previous developments have not fully considered       Access           Conflict between Development              Design in as part of                            Phase 1 outline
                   engagement – ‘Hooked on Fishing’ bursary         development.                          access requirements and wider provision / linkages    developed within users.           and Access               development proposals.                          planning
                   scheme.                                                                                between sites.                                        parameters of                     Working Group.                                                           permission
                                                                                                                                                                wider                                                                                                      submitted for
                   River access, including parking provision                                                                                                    considerations.                                                                                            North
                   should be a consideration as part of                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bowesfield
                   development proposals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Development.


Users Guide        Development of a 'best practice' guide for       Concerns all river users -            Conflict of interest between various user groups                         Continued            British            Stewardship Group.             Nominal costs    Identical action
                   activities on the river, concerning all health   responsible for development of        requirements.                                                            conflict and anti-   Waterways,                                        met through      for the Rivers
                   and safety aspects, emergency contacts and       the Users Guide through the                                                                                    social behaviour.    Environment                                       partners.        Stewardship
                   where to source additional information.          Stewardship Working Group.            Accountability by landowners responsible for debris                      Continued lack       Agency,                                                            Working
                                                                                                          in the river. By implementing a River Stewardship                        of understanding     Stockton-on-                                                       Group. River
                   Production in a variety of forms, including a                                          Scheme, stewards will work with individual land                          of best practice     Tees Borough                                                       week August
                   link through the River Users Group.                                                    owners to highlight responsibilities.                                    and context.         Council, Users                                                     2009. Wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                        through the                                                        and BAP
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Development                                                        produced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Access                                                         Bursary
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Group.                                                             scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           developed.
Policing           Anti-social behaviour reported at Black    Aire Action Leeds are currently             Potential for displacement of anti-social behaviour   Reduced level of   Barriers to          Stockton-on-       Stewardship Working Group,     British          Review Aire
                                                              developing a River Stewardship
                   Bobbies Field and associated with the river.                                           onto other sites.                                     anti-social        access and           Tees Borough       British Waterways, Stockton    Waterways,       Actions
                                                              Scheme. They will provide                                                                         behaviour          enjoyment.           Council, Private   Borough Council.               riparian owners. success 6
                   Utilise community wardens on key sites.    feedback on the success of the                                                                    reported.          Expense of           Sector, British                                                    months after
                                                              scheme and a template for                                                                                            replacing            Waterways.                                                         commencemen
                   Development of a River Stewardship Scheme. delivery.                                                                                                            damaged                                                                                 t – summer
                                                                                                                                                                                   infrastructure.                                                                         2009. RUG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           annual meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - progress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           report July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        S - 17
Project Name and   Delivery Elements   Linkages   Issues   Success    Consequence     Land        Project Partners   Funding   Delivery Timescales
Outline                                                    Measures   of non delivery Ownership                      Sources
                                                                                                                                 2009-10         2010-11   2011-12




                                                                                                                                                           S - 18
CREATION OF THE TEES HERITAGE PARK
Project Name           Delivery Elements                               Linkages                          Issues                                                    Success               Consequence     Land                    Lead Partner/Project              Funding            Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                   Measures              of non Delivery Ownership               Partners                          Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2009-10        2010-11         2011-12

Branding of Tees       School and wider community engagement to River Users Group.                       Whatever the geographical focus of the project, it is  The Park is              Lack of clear     N/A.                  Stockton RCP, Friends of Tees     Community          River week      Practical
Heritage Park          develop an appropriate name for the park with                                     important that it contributes towards the social and   recognised as a          identity will                           Heritage Park. Private            Spaces             August 2009. Implementation
                       potential to adopt a stretch of the river or a                                    economic regeneration of the Borough and is not        diverse offer by         hinder                                  landowners and developers,                           Development .
                       particular interest such as wildlife or habitat                                   seen as purely an environmental initiative. Lack of    the local                sympathetic                             Tees Valley Regeneration,         Environment        of Community
                       species.                                                                          public access to the core area of the proposed park,   community &              development &                           Visit Tees Valley, Environment    Agency-            spaces - stage
                                                                                                         i.e. that section of the river corridor to the south offurther afield,          conservation of a                       Agency, British Waterways,        community          one application
                                                                                                         Preston Park.                                          with clear               significant                             Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, The   engagement         deadline
                                                                                                                                                                linkages to              greenspace                              Tees Forest, Council for the      initiatives.       January 2009.
                                                                                                         Determining the correct focus an imagery for the       complimentary            within Stockton.                        Protection of Rural England,      City Learning      Decision within
                                                                                                         area; heritage has limiting connotations for some,     initiatives such                                                 Natural England, Tees             Centre             10 weeks.
                                                                                                         meaning focused on the past rather than the true       as the Saltholme                                                 Archaeology and numerous
                                                                                                         meaning of the level of heritage interest in the area. Industrial Nature                                                community organisations. The
                                                                                                         "Park" was raised during the workshops as the most Reserve. SBC                                                         ‘Friends of Tees Heritage Park’
                                                                                                         misleading terminology, as it indicates a more formal Private                                                           will be an important partner,
                                                                                                         offer. No linkage between the northern and southern Landowners,                                                         but a number of other
                                                                                                         ends of the proposed River Tees Park.                  TVWT and the                                                     community organisations will
                                                                                                                                                                wider                                                            need to be involved. As with
                                                                                                                                                                geographical                                                     other countryside and
                                                                                                                                                                context, such as                                                 greenspace regeneration
                                                                                                                                                                the Green                                                        schemes the respective Area
                                                                                                                                                                Infrastructure                                                   Partnership Boards will play an
                                                                                                                                                                Strategy.                                                        important role in local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 consultations.


Develop the Tees       To identify a core area within the wider Tees   River Users Group (RUG),          Number of landowners within the wider park                The core area is      Stockton on          Stockton River                                       Community          River week      Practical
Heritage Park Core     Heritage Park concept for initial development   Development and Access            boundaries requires a phased approach to                  accessible,           Tees Borough         Corridors                                            Spaces             August 2009. Implementation
Area                   as a phase one.                                 Working Group.                    development of the Tees Heritage Park.                    recognised as         Council, Tees        Project, Friends                                                        Development .
                                                                                                                                                                   the Tees              Valley Wildlife      of Tees Heritage                                     Environment        of Community
                                                                                                                                                                   Heritage Park,        Trust.               Park, Stockton                                       Agency-            spaces - stage
                                                                                                                                                                   with gateway                               on Tees Borough                                      community          one application
                                                                                                                                                                   features at key                            Council, Tees                                        engagement         deadline
                                                                                                                                                                   entry points and                           Valley Wildlife                                      initiatives.       January 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                   associated                                 Trust.                                               City Learning      Decision within
                                                                                                                                                                   interpretation.                                                                                 Centre             10 weeks.

Marketing and          Develop promotional materials in partnership    Take to the Tees event. Preston   Ensure positive branding of heritage as one of a          Ensure positive       Ensure positive      Ensure positive    Stockton River Corridors          Stockton River     Development Delivery of
Interpretation         with the local community and schools.           Hall and Park as an outlet for    number of elements of the Park.                           branding of           branding of          branding of        Project. Friends of Tees          Corridors          of an           mediascapes
                                                                       information.                                                                                heritage as one       heritage as one      heritage as one    Heritage Park, City Learning      Project. Friends   interpretation  project.
                       Mediascapes project, Gateway access                                                                                                         of a number of        of a number of       of a number of     Centre, SBC                       of Tees Heritage   strategy to
                       features. Educational initiatives.                                                                                                          elements of the       elements of the      elements of the                                      Park, City         cover the Tees
                                                                                                                                                                   Park.                 Park.                Park.                                                Learning Centre,   Heritage Park
                      Develop a package of interpretation                                                                                                                                                                                                          SBC                and wider river
                      techniques around the natural and built                                                                                                                                                                                                                         corridor.
                      heritage.
Determine a           To develop a definitive boundary for the park,   Local Development framework.       The Southern end of the Park is under a number of        Enhancement of        Development          Stockton-on-       Development & Access Group        Community          Core area                     Adoption of the
geographical          in consultation with planners & partners, for    Development and Access Group. private ownerships.                                           the landscape         Encroachment.        Tees Borough       to provide the lead, with         Spaces re,         defined as part               Regeneration
boundary for the Park inclusion in key strategic documents such as     Consultation for the draft Core                                                             biodiversity and      Lack of strategic    Council, Private   representatives from all          gateway features   of the                        and
                      the Core Strategy and the Regeneration and       Strategy. Consultation will                                                                 heritage value of     context when         Landowners,        stakeholders including            within a defined   Community                     Environmental
                      Environment Development Planning                 continue to develop the                                                                     the river corridor.   considering          Developers,        strategic planning and the        core area.         Spaces                        DPD. Connect
                      document. This will ensure the Park is taken     Regeneration and Environment                                                                Improved public       development          Tees Valley        FTHP.                                                Flagship                      2 funding
                      into account when considering development        Development Plan Documents.                                                                 access to the         Initiatives.         Wildlife Trust,                                                         application.                  defrayed.
                      proposals.                                       Green Infrastructure Strategy.                                                              Park. Licensed        Diluted offer will   British
                                                                       Access to Nature - circular walks.                                                          awareness of the      limit wider          Waterways.
                                                                                                                                                                   Parks exact           understanding &
                                                                                                                                                                   location.             appreciation of a
                                                                                                                                                                                         Primary Green
                                                                                                                                                                                         Corridor which is
                                                                                                                                                                                         a valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                         greenspace
                                                                                                                                                                                         within an urban
                                                                                                                                                                                         context.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CP - 19
Project Name   Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                           Issues                                                 Success               Consequence     Land                  Lead Partner/Project         Funding           Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                            Measures              of non Delivery Ownership             Partners                     Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2009-10         2010-11      2011-12

Access         To establish linear access within the Park         Tees Valley Green Infrastructure   Multiple Landowners agreement will be required in      Comprehensive         Fragmented         Phase 1 area:      Development & Access Group   Community         Community       Practical
               throughout the River Corridor and more.            Strategy Strategic Corridor 1a,    order to secure Connect2 access adjacent to the        access network.       landscape          Stockton on        to provide the lead, with    Spaces Flagship   Spaces stage Implementation
               Interpretation, education and community            Darlington to Tees Barrage.        River Tees and ultimately the River Leven within the   Links developed       undermined by      Tees Borough       representatives from all     Application -     one application of phase 1.
               involvement elements, improve access and           Green Infrastructure Strategy      Heritage Park.                                         with major sites      piecemeal          Council, Tees      stakeholders including       core area         submitted by
               links into business and housing area.              Strategic Corridor 1b, Tees                                                               and associated        redevelopment      Valley Wildlife    strategic planning and the                     30th January
                                                                  Barrage to Tees Mouth.                                                                    green corridors.      which does not     Trust.             FTHP.                                          2009. Decision
               Resist urban encroachment, investigate                                                                                                       Full linear           have regard for                                                                      within 10
               potential for additional crossing points over                                                                                                access adjacent       the wider impact   Wider Heritage                                                    weeks.
               the River Tees for walkers, cyclists and horse                                                                                               to the river within   or access          Park area
               riders to provide high quality setting for major                                                                                             the Heritage          implications.      includes a
               regeneration.                                                                                                                                Tees Park                                number of
                                                                                                                                                            realised.                                private
                                                                                                                                                                                                     landowners to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the south of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     site.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CP - 20
NATURAL AND BUILT HERITAGE
Project Name         Delivery Elements                                  Linkages                            Issues                                                  Success              Consequence     Land                    Lead Partners                    Funding            Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                    Measures             of non delivery Ownership                                                Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2009-10        2010-11   2011-12
Heritage Audit       Identify heritage offer, current and potential     Tees Heritage Park.               Piecemeal approach to local authorities required.         Detailed audit of    Vital starting       Stockton on        Stockton on Tees Borough         Stockton on        May 2009-
                     access and links.                                  SBC's Heritage Strategy.          Partnership connected working with particularly in        all natural and      point to             Tees Borough       Council, Tees Archaeology,       Tees Borough       Landscape
                                                                        Yarm Town Council - the town hall terms of Railway Heritage.                                built heritage       developing an        Council, Private   Friends of Tees Heritage Park,   Council.           Character
                     Natural Heritage - Geodiversity, biodiversity      contains a vast number of                                                                   within the           interpretation       Landowners,        Stockton River Corridors         Potential for in   Assessment of
                     and landscape elements.                            records.                                                                                    borough              strategy for the     Tees Valley        Project.                         kind support via   Stockton's'
                                                                                                                                                                    prepared.            heritage offer in    Wildlife Trust,                                     City Learning      Countryside
                                                                                                                                                                    Heritage trail       Stockton and         English                                             Centre.            and Urban
                                                                                                                                                                    developed            connectivity with    partnerships.                                                          Fringe
                                                                                                                                                                    recognising all      neighbouring                                                                                Completed.
                                                                                                                                                                    the significant      local authorities.                                                                          Historic
                                                                                                                                                                    buildings in                                                                                                     Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                    Stockton.                                                                                                        Characterisatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n Completed.




Buildings Past and   Audit of existing sites and development of a       Conservation Management             Piecemeal approach to local authorities required.       Heritage trail       Vital starting       SBC, Private       Stockton on Tees Borough         Stockton on        May 2009-
Present              heritage trail. Explore and develop different      Document for Preston Hall.          Partnership connected working with particularly in      developed            point to             Landowners,        Council, Tees Archaeology,       Tees Borough       Landscape
                     interpretation styles – Web based, oral history,   Existing interpretation documents terms of Railway Heritage.                                recognising all      developing an        TVWT, English      Friends of Tees Heritage Park,   Council.           Character
                     signage. Development of an overarching             and signage. Preston Hall the                                                               the significant      interpretation       partnerships.      Stockton River Corridors         Potential for in   Assessment of
                     ‘house style’ for interpretation publications.     focal point. Railway heritage – the                                                         buildings in         strategy for the                        Project.                         kind support via   Stockton's'
                                                                        ticket office. Tees Heritage Park,                                                          Stockton.            heritage offer in                                                        City Learning      Countryside
                                                                        Thornaby.                                                                                                        Stockton and                                                             Centre.            and Urban
                                                                                                                                                                                         connectivity with                                                                           Fringe
                                                                                                                                                                                         neighbouring                                                                                Completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                         local authorities                                                                           Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                         not developed.                                                                              Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Characterisatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n Completed.




Thornaby Green       Develop suitable interpretation of the medieval St Peters Church in Thornaby has Green is a designated Village Green and                       Information       Significant       Stockton on              Tees Archaeology -               Stockton on        May 2009-
                     church and the site of a medieval windmill.     the potential to be a visitor point. Conservation Area which consequently hasn't any           readily available heritage site not Tees Borough             responsible for documenting      Tees Borough       Landscape
                                                                     Element of the buildings. Past       interpretation signage.                                   and promoted      promoted.         Council.                 the site, Thornaby Residents     Council. In kind   Character
                                                                     and present proposal.                                                                          concerning the                                               Association, Stockton on Tees    support from       Assessment of
                                                                                                                                                                    site as part of                                              Borough Council.                 Tees               Stockton's'
                                                                                                                                                                    the buildings                                                                                 Archaeology.       Countryside
                                                                                                                                                                    past and present                                                                                                 and Urban
                                                                                                                                                                    project.                                                                                                         Fringe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Characterisatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n Completed.




War Heritage         Pill Boxes – interpretation and incorporation      Wilder strategy for Thornaby        Thornaby Woods is the location for section 4 of the     Active               Two Pill boxes of Stockton on           Stockton on Tees Borough         Impetus            May 2009-
                     into trails, such as Thornaby Aerodrome. Also      Woods corridor to develop into an   Stockton Link Road proposal, which if resurrected       community            rare design will Tees Borough           Council, Tees Archaeology,       (Landfill)         Landscape
                     Yarm pill box – no open access, but is visible,    Eco Park to serve adjoining         would potentially jeopardise any improvements to        engagement in        be destroyed.     Council               Friends of Tees Heritage Park,   Your Heritage      Character
                     with potential for interpretation.                 communities of Thornaby and         the site and the pill boxes. Anti-social behaviour in   the site. Positive   Limited access                          Thornaby Aerodrome and                              Assessment of
                                                                        Ingleby Barwick. Existing war       the pill boxes – resolved by making the structures      promotion and        and                                     Residents Association,           Young Roots        Stockton's'
                                                                        interpretation. Education                                                                   understanding of     understanding of                        Stockton River Corridors                            Countryside
                                                                        initiatives. Judges Hall Hotel –                                                            the war heritage     the heritage in                         Project.                                            and Urban
                                                                        used to be the Command Centre                                                               available.           the area.                                                                                   Fringe
                                                                        in the war, with                                                                            Eradication of                                                                                                   Completed.
                                                                                                                                                                    anti-social                                                                                                      Historic
                                                                                                                                                                    behaviour.                                                                                                       Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Characterisatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n Completed.




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Project Name          Delivery Elements                                 Linkages                            Issues                                               Success             Consequence     Land                   Lead Partners                 Funding             Delivery Timescales
                                                                                                                                                                 Measures            of non delivery Ownership                                            Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2009-10        2010-11   2011-12
Rail Heritage         Develop a heritage trail to connect sites and     Mediascape project – working         Cross - Local authority working required.           A heritage trail    Significant         Stockton on        Stockton on Tees Borough      Persimmon are       Stockton and
                      identify the area in terms of heritage offer.     with young people to develop                                                             including arts      heritage interest   Tees Borough       Council, Friends of Tees      potentially going   Darlington
                      Develop different mechanisms for                  interpretation (in various forms,                                                        interpretation      remains             Council,           Heritage Park, private        to invest in        Railways
                      engagement to target different groups and         laptops, mobiles, etc) that would                                                        identified          undeveloped.        Darlington         landowners.                   interpretation      Corridor
                      different levels.                                 be interesting and relevant. Digital                                                     throughout the                          Borough Council,                                 boards.             working group
                                                                        City. BBC history website Creative                                                       length of the                           private                                                              currently
                      - Viaduct                                         Partnerships – currently doing                                                           Stockton                                landowners.                                                          seeking
                      - Ticket Office                                   work along the river.                                                                    Darlington -                                                                                                 funding.
                      - Station Masters Houses.                                                                                                                  Railway corridor.                                                                                            Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of a heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              working group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by SBC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              May 2009 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Character
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assessment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stockton's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Countryside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Urban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fringe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Characterisatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              n complete.


Barwick Quarry        Landscape conservation and interpretation.        Basis for developing a landscape Private ownership - primarily Ingleby Barwick Golf      Access links to     Limited access Private                 Stockton River Corridors      Access to           Consult with
                      Biodiversity projects and interpretation linked   enhancement programme, linked Club.                                                      wider river         and linkages to landownership.         Project, Stockton on Tees     Nature, Stockton    landowners
                      to priority species and habitats in the Tees      to biodiversity objectives.                                                              corridor            an important                           Borough Council, Friends of   on Tees Borough     regarding a
                      Valley Biodiversity Action Plan and                                                                                                        established.        stretch of the                         Tees Heritage Park.           Council.            possible
                      management of key sites - Local Nature            Circular Walks - Ingleby Barwick                                                                             River Tees within                                                                        footpath
                      Reserves, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.             element.                                                                                                     the Tees                                                                                 connection
                                                                                                                                                                                     Heritage Park                                                                            between
                                                                                                                                                                                     boundary.                                                                                permissive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              footpath to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rear of the golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              course and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Queen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Elizabeth Way.


Nature Diversification Enhance existing and create new wetland          Green Infrastructure Strategy      Significant change in land use requires partnership   Habitat creation    Opportunity to      Tees Valley        Tees Valley Wildlife Trust,    TVWT               planning
and Enhancement        habitats. Preston Farm Proposal.                 Strategic Corridor 1a, Darlington agreement and planning permission.                     and number          diversify habitat   Wildlife Trust.    Friends of Tees Heritage Park,                    application
                                                                        to Tees Barrage. Green                                                                   species             and therefore                          British Waterways, Stockton                       submitted for
                                                                        Infrastructure Strategy Strategic                                                        supported           number of                              River Corridors Project,                          Preston Farm
                                                                        Corridor 11b, Tees Barrage to                                                            increased.          species                                Stewardship Working Group.                        Proposal.
                                                                        Tees Mouth, Bowesfield North                                                                                 supported not
                                                                        Development, Teesdale Way,                                                                                   released.
                                                                        Stockton Middlesbrough Initiative.

Teesdale Way          Redevelopment of the Teesdale Way to          ‘River Gatehouses’ Between       Erosion of existing Teesdale Way. Alternative routes Footpath                   A well-known        Stockton on        Stockton on Tees Borough      Bowesfield North
                      ensure complete linear access adjacent to the Barrage and Low Worsall.         where land ownership allows or redevelopment of      reinstated                 and popular         Tees Borough       Council, Development and      D P. outline
                      River Tees.                                   Links with Nature Parks/TVWT.    existing footpath needed.                                                       footpath            Council.           Access Working Group.         submitted.
                                                                    Access to Waterways is a British                                                                                 becomes                                                              Included
                                                                    Waterways KPI. Bowesfield North                                                                                  increasingly                                                         reinstatement of
                                                                    development proposal. Tees                                                                                       impossible,                                                          TW adjacent to
                                                                    Heritage Park                                                                                                    incurring                                                            River. SBC, RW
                                                                                                                                                                                     perceptions by                                                       Improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                     users.                                                               plan developed


Yarm Town Hall        Explore potential to develop Yarm Town Hall       Tees Heritage Park.                 Sustainability of the building to ensure continued   A positive case     Continued           Yarm Parish        Yarm Parish Council,                              Initial
                      as a Heritage Centre.                             Stockton Borough Council's          access in line with proposals.                       for the creation    underuse of a       Council.           Stockton River Corridors                          assessment
                                                                        Heritage Strategy.                                                                       of a heritage       significant                            Project, Stockton on Tees                         into funding
                                                                                                                                                                 centre is           building in a                          Borough Council.                                  opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                 developed and       highly visible                                                                           Feb 2009
                                                                                                                                                                 realised.           location.




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MARKETING & CO-ORDINATION
Project Name and        Delivery Elements                                Linkages                             Issues                                                     Success             Consequence     Land                  Project Partners                 Funding              Delivery Timescales
Outline                                                                                                                                                                  Measures            of non Delivery Ownership                                              Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2009-10          2010-11   2011-12

Tees Together           Develop a recognised house style/identity for    Umbrella initiative for the                                                                 Tees Together
                                                                                                              Potential for confusion/duplication of effort due to the                       Confusion over N/A.                   Stockton River Corridors                              Letter to
Branding                the initiative. Develop a quality information    regeneration of the river corridors, number of delivery partners engaged in delivery        firmly                  the role of the                       Project, Stockton                                     landowners,
                        leaflet and web page detailing the project and   including activities through the     associated with the river corridors in Stockton.       established as          partnership                           Middlesbrough Initiative, Tees                        partners and
                        how to get involved. Launch event co-insiding    River Users Group and the                                                                   an umbrella             initiative,                           Valley Wildlife Trust, River                          stakeholders
                        with the start of delivery against the Tees      Friends of Tees Heritage Park..                                                             initiative,             potentially                           Users Group, One Northeast,                           introducing the
                        Together action plan.                            River Users Group (RUG) Web                                                                 effectively co-         leading to                            Tees Valley Regeneration,                             initiative
                                                                         page development -                                                                          ordinating              duplication of                        Tees Valley Unlimited, Friends                        circulated
                                                                         rivertees.co.uk and Take to the                                                             practical               effort and partner                    of Tees Heritage Park.                                October 2008.
                                                                         Tees.      Mediascape Project -                                                             improvements            disengagement.                                                                              Official launch
                                                                         using virtual technology for                                                                within the river                                                                                                    of Tees
                                                                         interpretation of the natural                                                               corridors, and                                                                                                      Together will
                                                                         environment and recreation offer.                                                           complementing                                                                                                       co-inside with
                                                                                                                                                                     strategic                                                                                                           the launch of
                                                                                                                                                                     development                                                                                                         the Action
                                                                                                                                                                     initiatives.                                                                                                        Plan, during
                                                                                                                                                                     Including                                                                                                           March 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                     Stockton
                                                                                                                                                                     Middlesbrough
Take to the Tees        RUG developing a river week promotional          Wider sub region – Saltholme         Links with Stockton International Riverside Festival Increased                 Lack of positive   British            Stockton on Tees Borough         SBC, SRCP,           River Week -
                        event including a regatta, photograph            International Nature Reserve,        and how to promote the annual event either in          participation and       promotion of the   Waterways.         Council, British Waterways.      Private Sector,      August 2009
                        competition - 'Our beautiful Tees' and other     Greatham Corridor, Wynyard.          conjunction with this or as a separate entity needs to coverage,               River Tees in      Private sectors                                     River Users
                        events to positively promote the river and       Tees Together promotion.             be developed and avoid confusion.                      positive PR and         Stockton to the    sponsorship.                                        Group.
                        engage within the community.                     FHTP promotion.                                                                             awareness               local, wider and
                                                                                                              Success of this project is based on the quality of the raising.                international
                                                                                                              events and subsequent credibility and awareness                                audience.
                                                                                                              raising, in order to be a successful promotion
                                                                                                              campaign.

Three Parks Ride        Annual Bike event by Sustrans and                Local transport plan.                Community Forests disbanded.                               Positive uptake. Opportunity to        Stockton on        Sustrans, River Users Group, Sustrans.                Annual event.
                        Groundwork Community Forests to promote          Development and Access                                                                                           promote               Tees Borough       Stockton on Tees Borough
                        cycling and ways of travelling around            Working Group. Connect 2                                                                                         alternative           Council.           Council including Transport
                        Stockton.                                        proposals.                                                                                                       methods of                               and Highways.
                                                                                                                                                                                          transport not
                                                                                                                                                                                          realised.


Local Nature            Improve access to and information on the         Tourism – leaflets in              LNRs are currently managed individually.                     Proposed Tees       Visitor numbers    Tees Valley        Tees Valley Wildlife Trust,    Community              Community
Reserves                LNRs in the borough. Eaglescliffe Station to     hotels/awareness raising. Links                                                                 Valley Metro.       and visitor flow   Wildlife Trust,    Stockton-on-Tees Borough       Spaces Flagship        spaces
                        Preston Park. Bus stops as alternative to car    between sites – the river is a key                                                              Preston Park        not maximised.     Stockton-on-       Council< Development and       Application.           Flagship
                        access. Improve access and marketing of the      component. Include the wider                                                                    and Hall                               Tees Borough       Access Working Group,                                 application
                        Local Nature Reserves in the borough.            area – extend upstream of Yarm.                                                                 redevelopment.                         Council.           Friends of Tees Heritage Park.                        stage one
                        Improve linkages between sites.                  Proposed Tees Valley Metro.                                                                     Interpretation                                                                                                  application
                                                                         Preston Park and Hall                                                                           Strategy for                                                                                                    deadline 30th
                                                                         redevelopment. Interpretation                                                                   Saltholme                                                                                                       January 2009.
                                                                         Strategy for Saltholme                                                                          International
                                                                         International Nature Reserve.                                                                   Nature Reserve
                                                                                                                                                                         and the river
                                                                                                                                                                         corridors.


Education Initiatives   Develop a programme of educational and           Environment Agency’s marketing       Negative perceptions concerning watercourses due           A robust and        Continued       Various.              Stockton River Corridors         Access to            Access to
                        interpretation activities and information around campaign.                            to the risk of flooding. Multi-agency approach             consistent          piecemeal                             Project, Tees Valley Wildlife    Nature. Working      Nature and
                        the Stockton River Corridors.                                                         required. Large number of landowners engagement            educational         approach to                           Trust, Environment Agency.       with Nature.         Working with
                                                                         Stockton River Corridors Project -   required.                                                  initiative          community                                                              Communities          Nature Funding
                                                                         programme of improvement works                                                                  developed for all   engagement and                                                         Fund.                applications
                                                                         proposed.                                                                                       the river           interpretation.                                                                             submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                         corridors in
                                                                         Green Blue Heart public art                                                                     Stockton.
                                                                         strategy.


Green Blue Heart        Review of the 8 Bridges Bridging the Gap      Tees Together umbrella initiative. Route surfacing and signage is not unified.                     Interpretation      Piecemeal          British            Stockton Middlesbrough           Stockton             Draft of
Public Art Strategy     report completed in 2005, to determine how to                                                                                                    and signage         standardised       Waterways,         Initiative, Stockton on Tees     Middlesbrough        Strategy for
                        position and reflect the scale, ambition and                                                                                                     accentuates         interpretation     private sector,    Borough Council, Stockton        Initiative for key   consultation
                        potential of Smi (2038) through the public                                                                                                       offer and           with limited       Stockton on        River Corridors Project.         strategy.            between key
                        realm prior to the long term plans being                                                                                                         provides            appeal.            Tees Borough                                        Cocktail of          partners
                        implemented.                                                                                                                                     interesting and                        Council,                                            private funding      prepared
                                                                                                                                                                         sympathetic                            Middlesbrough                                       and external         November
                                                                                                                                                                         focal points.                          Borough Council.                                    funding for          2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    delivery of art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    works.


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Project Name and       Delivery Elements                              Linkages                           Issues                                                  Success              Consequence     Land           Project Partners                 Funding          Delivery Timescales
Outline                                                                                                                                                          Measures             of non Delivery Ownership                                       Sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2009-10         2010-11   2011-12

Mediascape Projects To develop 'virtual' interpretation techniques    Circular Walks, Tees Heritage      Technology perceived inaccessible by some            Alternative             Opportunity to      Various.   Teesside City Learning           Determine         Implementation
                    for promoting the local area and greenspace.      Park, Natural and Built Heritage   potential users - associated barriers to engagement. method of               engage with a                  Centre, Stockton River           opportunities as .
                                                                      project.                                                                                interpretation          particular target              Corridors Project, Stockton on   par of a package
                                                                                                                                                              developed               audience not                   Tees Borough Council,            of interpretation
                                                                                                                                                              through full            realised.                      Environment Agency, Tees         techniques to
                                                                                                                                                              engagement with                                        Valley Wildlife Trust.           ensure
                                                                                                                                                              end users.                                                                              complementarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duplication of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      effort.


Heritage               Interpretation of the numerous heritage        Tees Heritage Park - element of    Potential for confusion/duplication of effort due to the Heritage interest   Opportunity to      Various.   Stockton on Tees Borough         Determine         Implementation
Interpretation         interests within the Borough.                  the Community Spaces Flagship      number of current delivery organisations.                within the          engage with a                  Council, Stockton River          opportunities as .
                                                                      application.                                                                                Borough             particular target              Corridors Project, Teesside      par of a package
                                                                                                                                                                  recognised and      audience not                   City Learning Centre,            of interpretation
                                                                                                                                                                  promoted.           realised.                      Environment Agency, Tees         techniques to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Valley Wildlife Trust.           ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      complementarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duplication of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      effort.


Cross-organisational To develop a package of activities developed     Circular Walks, Tees Heritage      Potential for a piecemeal approach and consultation Multi-faceted            Opportunity for a Various.     Stockton River Corridors         Determine         Implementation
Promotion            between delivery organisations for promotion     Park, Development and Access       lethargy without joined-up working.                 community                joined up                      Project, Stockton on Tees        opportunities as .
                     and conservation of the river corridors within   Working Group.                                                                         engagement and           approach to river              Borough Council, Teesside        par of a package
                     Stockton.                                                                                                                               practical delivery       corridor                       City Learning Centre,            of interpretation
                                                                                                                                                             programme                improvements                   Environment Agency, Tees         techniques to
                                                                                                                                                             implemented.             not realised.                  Valley Wildlife Trust.           ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      complementarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duplication of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      effort.




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LINKAGES TO OTHER INITIATIVES
Project Name and        Delivery Elements                                                                                                                                                          Linkages
Outline


Tees Corridor           The Tees Corridor Environmental Strategy Action Plans developed by Casella in 2000/2001 predates the current work in terms of the Green Infrastructure Strategy. It        Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Environmental           highlights the linkages in term of the river corridors within Stockton with Saltholme International Nature Reserve (SINR) and The Clarences, with the former under
Strategy                construction and the latter being picked up in part through the delivery of the SINR by the RSPB.                                                                          Access to Nature circular Walks Proposal.

                        It identifies opportunities in terms of a cycleway network for the borough, linking to the other Local Authorities via Saltholme International Nature Reserve to Cowpen    Stockton Middlesbrough Initiative - Bridging the Gap project proposal.
                        Bewley, Middlesbrough via Whinney Banks and Teesside Park and to Thornaby.

Stockton Townscape Area around the Arc to the west of the High Street. Target funding on the preservation and enhancement of the built heritage, as a form of catalyst for the regeneration of Complements regeneration proposals at North Shore - visitor flow and access to the river corridor. Eastern Gateway.
Heritage           the area, to build on the unique historical assets of the town, making it a more attractive place to live and work.
Improvements




Saltholme               As an international nature reserve, Saltholme will provide a major pull for visitors to the area.                                                                          Linkages with complementary sites/attractions in the area should be maximised, such as with Wynyard Woodland
International Nature                                                                                                                                                                               Park and Preston Park and Hall.
Reserve




Greatham Corridor       Plant along the A689 road corridor, whilst retaining views. Encapsulate the villages of Wolviston and Newton Bewley within a woodland setting to retain or enhance their   Open area of low-lying countryside separating Hartlepool and Billingham, and brown filed land between Greatham and
                        characteristics. Work with farmers and landowners to diversify land use and new and improved access routes. Establish a Greenway route between Summerhill and              Hartlepool adjoining the A689. Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park is the new primary Gateway site to the west of the
                        Cowpen Bewley, and provide links to the International Nature Reserve.                                                                                                      zone.




South Tees Green        Ensure green wedges form the basis for woodland extension.                                                                                                                 Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Wedges
                        Promote good forest management for the benefit of local communities, wildlife and the environment.

                        Encourage community-based recreation within green wedges, in association with new woodland planting and new and improved access routes – healthier living and
                        more sustainable communities.

Thorpe Beck Valley      Predominately open valley to the north and north-west of Stockton-on-Tees, forming an elongated green corridor between Stillington and Billingham. The eastern extend      Green Infrastructure Strategy.
                        of the zone is de-marked by the A19 trunk road. Stillington Forest Park and Castle Eden Walkway Country Park are countryside Gateways in this Zone. Woodland
                        extension, soften urban edge of Stockton and Norton. Creation of deciduous woodland on the valley slopes with the beck-side environment managed for wetlands and
                        the retention of meadows under agri-environmental measures.




Parkfield and Mill      This is the Western approach from Yarm past Preston Hall into Stockton Town Centre. Improvements will strengthen Land connectivity, complementing the River corridor Brick Ponds and Six Fields. River Tees Heritage Park.
Lane                    improvements and improving access.




Mandale and             A housing scheme which will see the demolition and replacement of over 1500 obsolete low demand homes, new primary school and linear park, with total public and           Hardwick Dean and Elm Tree Woods project proposal.
Hardwick                private investment in excess of £100 million.




Transport               Regeneration Strategy by the Council details potential expansion and current improvements of Durham Tees Valley Airport, including a business park and hotel. Tees         Connect2 proposal.
Infrastructure          Valley Regeneration are leading on the development of a Tees Valley Metro.
Improvements




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Project Name and       Delivery Elements                                                                                                                                                       Linkages
Outline


Eastern Gateway        Link between North Shore to Stockton Town Centre, incorporating Church Road and car parks, Municipal Buildings and Splash. Expansion of Splash Leisure Centre             Greater access and connectivity between the river and the town centre, plus North Shore and Riverside Key
                       incorporating increased dry sports provision. Potential relocation of Municipal Buildings to create long term commercial development opportunities to strengthen linkages developments.
                       between North Shore and Stockton Town Centre.




Northern Gateway       Current site of Tilery Sports Centre, Queens Park North. Queens Park North developed for housing, provision of a state of the art Medical Centre on the Tilery Sports   Lustrum Beck, which courses around the back of the Portrack Industrial Estate.
                       Centre Site. Major housing renewal, improvements to Norton Road as a transport corridor.,




Tees Valley Vision   Commissioned by English Partnerships, One NorthEast and the five Unitary authorities. The Vision states that by 2020 ‘The River Tees Corridor is an internationally       Growth Point Initiative. North Shore regeneration initiative.
Strategic Framework, recognised waterfront. New Parks, officers and studios, homes, shopping and leisure and the arts have replace the empty docks. The developments along the River
2003                 Tees are our new icons for the Tees Valley.’




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