South Tyneside Publication Draft Local Plan 2023-2040

Closed 3 Mar 2024

Opened 15 Jan 2024


South Tyneside Council has now produced a draft local plan which sets out the vision and objectives for growth of the borough over the next 15 years.

The Plan will:

  • Allocate strategic and non-strategic development sites
  • Set clear policies that guide decisions on planning applications
  • Indicate how the plan will be delivered.

Whether your interests lie in local neighbourhoods, transport, housing, employment, shopping or the environment, please share your views and help to shape the future of South Tyneside.

The consultation will run from Monday 15 January until Sunday 25 February 2024.

Why your views matter

The Plan’s period for representations is an opportunity for you to comment on the content of the Local Plan. 

Unlike previous stages, this consultation is not set by the Council.  Instead, the consultation questions are set by the Planning Inspectorate and require representations to reference a specific element(s) of the Plan, and to refer to the statutory tests of Legal Compliance, Soundness or Duty to Cooperate.

Key documents are available for reference on the Council's website: Supporting Documents.

Please click the consultation link below to submit your response.

What happens next

All representations will be logged against the relevant part of the Local Plan they relate to and will be forwarded to the Secretary of State when the Local Plan is submitted for independent examination.

The final decision on the Local Plan and the development it proposes will be made by in independent Planning Inspector, appointed by Government, following an Examination in Public.

The Council will then need to make the formal decision to adopt the Local Plan.