Tees Valley

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Tees Valley
City region, Combined authority and Local enterprise partnership
Location of Tees Valley
Coordinates: 54°36′18″N 1°15′25″W / 54.605°N 1.257°W / 54.605; -1.257Coordinates: 54°36′18″N 1°15′25″W / 54.605°N 1.257°W / 54.605; -1.257
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Country  England
Region North East England
Established 2011 (Local enterprise partnership)
Administrative HQ Stockton-on-Tees
(Cavendish House)
 • Type Combined authority
Local enterprise partnership
 • Body Tees Valley Combined Authority
Tees Valley Unlimited
 • Mayor Ben Houchen
 • Total 306.93 sq mi (794.95 km2)
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 701,818
 • Density 2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Website www.teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

The Tees Valley is a city region and combined authority area in the North East of England nestled between North Yorkshire and County Durham and consisting of the following five unitary authorities: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, the latter four previously formed the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland between 1974 and 1996. Much of the area formed the County Borough of Teesside before 1974.

The Tees Valley area covers the lower, flatter (and much more urban) area of the valley of the River Tees. Tees Valley Enterprise Zone is an enterprise zone which encourages industrial development in 12 sites around the region, with a thirteenth site planned.

The five councils announced plans to establish a Tees Valley Combined Authority after a majority of the public voted for the move. Sixty five per cent of more than 1,900 responses received during a seven-week long public consultation were in favour of a combined authority. The Combined Authority went live on 1 April 2016 (20 years to the day since the abolition of Cleveland) after Local Government Minister James Wharton MP signed the necessary Order. [1]


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Tees Valley at current basic prices published (pp.240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4] Regional gross value added[5]
1995 26 2,746 3,574 6,347
2000 23 2,716 4,622 7,362
2003 22 2,568 5,478 8,069
  1. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  2. ^ includes energy and construction
  3. ^ includes Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured
  4. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Enterprise zone[edit]

Tees Valley Enterprise Zone was initiated by the local enterprise partnership Tees Valley Unlimited and its creation was announced by the government in 2011. At its launch, the zone contained 12 sites. Four of these sites offer enhanced capital allowances, aimed at large manufacturers. These sites are Wilton International and South Bank Wharf, both in Redcar and Cleveland, Port Estates in Hartlepool and New Energy and Technology Park in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. The remaining sites offer reduced business rates.[2] In March 2015 the government announced that a thirteenth site is to be added, South Bank Wharf Prairie, aimed at oil and gas decommissioning business.[3]

Local government[edit]

Map of the Tees Valley Region

The official region consists of the following unitary authorities:

Unitary Authority Population Area (sq mi) Population Density (per km²)
Darlington 105,367 76.3 535
Hartlepool 92,590 36.1 985
Stockton-on-Tees 194,119 79.2 952
Redcar and Cleveland 135,042 94.5 551
Middlesbrough 174,700 20.8 3242


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Teesside celebrates as enterprise zone approved". The Journal. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Price, Kelley (18 March 2015). "Potential for 'many hundreds' of jobs at new Teesside enterprise zone". The Gazette. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 

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