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Householder planning applications

What do I need to submit?

This checklist summarises the types of information that you will need to submit for a householder planning application.

Tyneside Validation - Householder Planning Application Checklist124.47KB

To find out more about each requirement shown in the checklist please see Validation of Planning Applications in Tyneside - 2019 (version 1, February 2019)1.03MB.

If you need apply for listed building consent or for relevant demolition in a conservation area, either with or without a householder planning application, you can find out more about what to submit at Listed building consent and demolition in a conservation area applications.


A householder planning application costs £206, for applications received on or after the 17 January 2018. 

There are some very limited circumstances where this planning application fee is not needed and you can find out more about these by using the Planning Portal Fees Guide.

Please note that from the 17 January 2018, the Government have removed the fee exemption for planning applications which have been made due to the removal of permitted development rights by planning condition or by an Article 4 direction.

If two or more householders want to apply using the same planning application, the fee is £407 and you need to download and complete the Full planning application form.

How to apply

You can submit planning applications directly to us by email or post. Or, you can submit planning applications using the Planning Portal website. 

Apply direct to us via email or post:

Download the Householder planning permission application form

If you apply by email the completed application form, all plans and supporting documents must be sent in PDF file format. There is a 10mb file size limit (per PDF file or email, whichever is the greater).  We can also accept completed applications on a CD by post (with files in the PDF file format). 

To submit by email to us, please email

To submit by post (either as paper submission or on a CD), please send your completed application to:

Planning Group (Development Management)
South Tyneside Council
Town Hall
Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 2RL

You can pay the planning application fee by cheque (payable to South Tyneside Council) or by calling us on 0191 424 7421.

Apply via the Planning Portal website:

You can complete an online version of the planning application form, attach plans / supporting documents and also pay the application fee when you submit on the Planning Portal. To find our more, visit Planning Portal: Apply online.

You will most likely need to pay the Planning Portal additional service charges if you apply in this way and you can find out more about them at Planning Portal: Financial Transaction Service and Payment Nomination.

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