Issue details

Stockton and Darlington Railway Walking and Cycling Route

Update regarding design process, funding, planning applications and / or negotiations for access, new public rights of way or cycle tracks.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Brinkburn and Faverdale; Harrowgate Hill; Heighington and Coniscliffe; North Road; Northgate; Red Hall and Lingfield; Sadberge and Middleton St. George; Stephenson;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/08/2020

Decision due: 10 Nov 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Local Services Portfolio

Lead director: Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services

Department: Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services

Contact: Barbara Strickland, PA Manager Email: [email protected].

Consultation process

New sections of the S&DR walking and cycling route will be created through existing processes including planning applications and Public Rights Of Way legislation which provide statutory consultation processes.


The reports and proposed routes will be made available on the Council website following the Cabinet decision.


Key stakeholders including the Friends of Stockton & Darlington Railway, Network Rail, Historic England, Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership, Stockton Borough Council and Durham County Council are members of the Project Board to steer the rail heritage programme.


The leases will be a direct negotiation with the parties concerned and wider consultation is not required.

Documents to be Submitted: Report


Agenda items


  • Rail Heritage Quarter Tenant Leases and Stockton and Darlington Railway Walking and Cycling Route