South Tyneside's Local List

Why we need a Local List

The government requires local planning authorities to set out a positive, proactive strategy for heritage assets in their area.

We must consider the contribution these assets make to South Tyneside's sense of place.

A Local List is a way for our community and the Council to come together and decide what should be a local heritage asset.

This allows us to protect our historic environment and help developers understand:

  • where our heritage assets are
  • why they are worth protecting

Being on the list does not mean there are any extra planning controls for buildings, structures, or spaces.

However, before any planning decisions are made, their importance to the local area will be considered.