|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North East England|
|Established||2011 (Local enterprise partnership)|
|Administrative HQ||Stockton-on-Tees |
|• Type||Combined authority|
Local enterprise partnership
|• Body||Tees Valley Combined Authority|
Tees Valley Unlimited
|• Mayor||Ben Houchen, (Conservative)|
|• Total||306.93 sq mi (794.95 km2)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (880/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
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||Industry||Services||Regional gross value added|
- ^ includes hunting and forestry
- ^ includes energy and construction
- ^ includes Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured
- ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
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. 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.
The official region consists of the following unitary authorities:
|Unitary Authority||Population||Area (sq mi)||Population Density (per km2)|
|Redcar and Cleveland||135,042||94.5||551|
UK Parliament constituencies
There are a total of seven UK Parliament constituencies fully within Tees Valley, with the Sedgefield constituency partly within Darlington Borough. Among the seven fully covered by Tees Valley, four are held by the Conservative Party after the 2019 general election, up by three since the 2017 general election. Labour hold the other three. The partial seat, Sedgefield, is also now represented by a Conservative MP, as of the 2019 election. They are:
- Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
- Sedgefield (part)
- Stockton North
- Stockton South
- "Tees Valley". Centre for Cities. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- "Teesside celebrates as enterprise zone approved". The Journal. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Price, Kelley (18 March 2015). "Potential for 'many hundreds' of jobs at new Teesside enterprise zone". The Gazette. Retrieved 23 March 2015.