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Local Plan - Getting Involved

Getting involved early on in the planning process gives you the best opportunity to have your say in how your area will look and develop in the future.

See our timetables for preparing our Local Plan documents and when public consultation stages are expected to take place:

If you would like to receive direct notification by e-mail or letter of when our Local Plan consultations take place, please let us know your contact details by contacting the Local Plan team at or on 0191 424 7688.

Statement of Community Involvement

Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) provides further information about how you can get involved, and how we will involve you, in the preparation of Local Plan documents and in the assessment of planning applications.

Statement of Community Involvement (Part 1)340.11KB

SCI (Part 2) - Influencing the Local Plan525.52KB

SCI (Part 3) - Getting involved in Planning Applications569.11KB

See also Neighbourhood Planning and our 5 Steps Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

Plain English Guide to the Planning System

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  • Forward Planning Team
  • Town Hall and Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0191 424 7688

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