Local Development Framework
The South Tyneside Local Development Framework (LDF) is our current Local Plan and guides the future development and use of land in the borough over the next 10-15 years.
The Local Development Framework includes a portfolio of statutory Development Plan Documents (DPD).
Along with national policy and guidance, the LDF policies set the basis for assessing all planning applications and development proposals. They are supported by non-statutory advisory guidance in our series of Supplementary Planning Documents .
Development Plan Documents
Development Management Policies
South Shields Town Centre & Waterfront Area Action Plan
Central Jarrow Area Action Plan
The area action plan covers Jarrow town centre, riverside and Bede's World areas.
Please note: The UK's nomination of the Wearmouth-Jarrow twin monastic site to become a World Heritage Site was formally withdrawn in January 2014 at the recommendation of ICOMOS and UNESCO, and subsequent agreement of central Government and Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils.
Hebburn Town Centre Area Action Plan
The area action plan covers regeneration in Hebburn town centre and New Town.
The site-specific allocations covers the remaining non-AAP parts of the borough.
Please note: the originally-proposed TyneWear Regional Employment Site Area Action Plan was discontinued at draft stage.
Purchase Local Development Framework documents
To buy copies of our LDF documents and maps, please see our Publications and fees.