The Council is working towards a new draft Regulation 18 pre-publication Local Plan following public consultation in 2019 and a review of Spatial Options.
The Local Development Scheme will be updated in due course and will set out a new timetable for the emerging Local Plan.
The South Tyneside Local Development Framework remains in place for decision making, along with national policy and guidance.
Regulation 18 Pre-Publication Draft Local Plan Consultation
A consultation on the Pre-Publication Draft Local Plan took place in 2019.
The draft plan was approved by Cabinet on 7 August 2019, for an 8-week consultation, between August and October 2019.
The Council received 18,898 comments (representations) in response to the consultation.
To make sure that we captured and fully considered all responses, we gave each individual representation a reference number. We then broke down the comments into relevant themes (chapters).
As we received a lot of responses, and many of these raised similar issues, we identified the key issues under each chapter. We then analysed the issue, considered any actions needed and confirmed the Council's response on how each key issue will be considered.
A number of more detailed representations were received, many of which included illustrations, graphs and tables. Whilst summaries were taken from these and included in the documents above, you can also see the representations in full.
The Council is looking to update the Local Development Scheme, which will set out how the Council will proceed with the emerging Local Plan.
The final decision on the Local Plan and the development it proposes will be made by an independent Planning Inspector, appointed by the Government, following the examination, likely to be held in mid- 2021.
The Council will then need to make the formal decision to adopt the Local Plan.