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As part of the work involved in preparing the new Local Plan, we have updated our Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Scoping Report. 

The South Tyneside Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Scoping Report is the appraisal of the economic, environmental and social effects of a Local Plan from the outset of the preparation process to allow decisions to be made that accord with sustainable development. This report sets out the scope of what will be included within the Sustainability Appraisal of the emerging South Tyneside Local Plan.

In addition to SA, Local Plans must comply with the requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), in accordance with European Directive 2001/42/EC, to ensure that environmental effects are given full consideration alongside social and economic issues when preparing the Development Plan. Therefore, the requirements of the SEA Directive have been incorporated into the SA scoping process as can be seen in the Sustainability Framework of the report.

The SA will also address the need for the council to undertake an Equalities Impact Assessment and includes a Health Impact Assessment. 

The South Tyneside Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report is being consulted upon from 13 August 2018 until 17 September 2018. 

Please provide any comments via:

  • Email: 
  • Post: Spatial Planning, Development Services, Economic Regeneration, South Tyneside Council, Town Hall & Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report update4.71MB

SA Appendix A: Plans, Programmes & Strategy Review1.39MB

SA Appraisal B: Baseline Data1.36MB

Appendix C: Character Areas1.3MB

The new Local Plan

Our new Local Plan is being prepared over the next few years and will comprise of:

Any community-initiated Neighbourhood Planning will also form part of the statutory development plan for those areas of the Borough.

Supporting advisory guidance in supplementary planning documents will be reviewed as necessary.

For more information please see our Local Plan FAQs355.93KB and supporting documentation below.

Local Plan Development Plan Document

Local Development Scheme 

Local Development Scheme422.67KB

Issues and Options

Local Plan Growth Options - Consultation Results (July 2015)1.45MB

Issues Review of Policies and Guidance (2014)1021.65KB

Local Plan Key Issues & Options - Consultation Results (April 2013)2.48MB

Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Assessment

Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) - Issues & Options Screening (Mar.2016)3.46MB

Sustainability Appraisal - Options and Alternatives Interim Report (June.2016)1.88MB

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