Tees Valley

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Tees Valley
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
RegionNorth East England
Established2011 (Local enterprise partnership)
Administrative HQStockton-on-Tees
(Cavendish House)
 • TypeCombined authority
Local enterprise partnership
 • BodyTees Valley Combined Authority
Tees Valley Unlimited
 • MayorBen Houchen, (Conservative)
 • Total306.93 sq mi (794.95 km2)
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total701,818
 • Density2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)

The Tees Valley is a city region in the North East of England around the lower reaches of the River Tees.

It is administered by the Tees Valley Combined Authority which consists of five unitary authorities: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. Previously, the County Borough of Teesside was created for the area of Teesside in 1968. In 1974, this was replaced by the county of Cleveland which was then abolished in 1996. The five borough councils then established a combined authority in 2016 after a public consultation in 2015.

Middlesbrough is the smallest of the five Tees Valley districts at only 20.8 square miles and a council population of 138,400. However it has the largest built up area with an urban population 174,000. Stockton-on-Tees is the largest Borough with a population of 194,000.

The Tees Valley Enterprise Zone is an enterprise zone which encourages industrial development in 12 sites around the region, with a thirteenth site planned.


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[1] Industry[2] Services[3] Regional gross value added[4]
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.[1] 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.[2]

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 138,400 20.8 3242


  1. ^ "Teesside celebrates as enterprise zone approved". The Journal. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ 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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