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Building works

If you want to temporarily deposit building materials, rubbish or other items in a street or make a temporary excavation, you must have consent from South Tyneside Council.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a consent and comply with requirements relating to the fencing off and lighting of deposits or excavations.

Apply to make a change

Make a change to your permit to occupy the road

Apply to extend your permit

Extend your permit to occupy the road

Will tacit consent apply if I haven't heard back from you?

No. It is in the public interest that the council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or contact Highways Maintenance on 0191 427 2540.

How do I appeal if my application isn't approved?

You should contact South Tyneside Council in the first instance.

If you want to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Magistrates' court.

How do I appeal against the conditions of my licence?

You should contact South Tyneside Council in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Magistrates' court.

Consumer complaints

If you have a complaint, we advise that you contact the trader, preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice.

From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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