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Client Durham Tees Valley
Turley office Manchester
Status Master Plan adopted and planning permission secured
LPA Darlington Borough Council/Stockton Borough Council

A long term Master Plan for Durham Tees Valley Airport

Our role

  • We supported Durham Tees Valley Airport in maintaining a viable and vibrant airport.
  • We prepared a Master Plan that provides a clear policy framework to facilitate the repositioning of the airport and establishes a viable business model and investment strategy for the long term.
  • Input into the Master Plan included advice on planning strategy, acting as lead author for the Master Plan itself and preparation of an Economic Impact Assessment.
  • Delivered a local engagement strategy which included carrying out a major public consultation exercise, designing all consultation material, established and managed a consultation website and attended consultation exhibitions.
  • Acted as lead consultant in co-ordinating the design team and specialist consultants; made representations to the Development Plan to secure a positive policy context; and managed stakeholder and public consultation.


  • A Master Plan which sets out proposals for the future development which include new hangarage, multi-modal logistics facilities and offices, and residential development on land not required for aviation purposes.
  • Subsequently secured outline planning permission for residential development of surplus Airport land.
  • Currently working on the delivery of large scale employment generating development on land south of the Airport.



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