The South Tyneside Local Development Framework (LDF) is our current Local Plan and guides the future development and use of land in the borough over the next 10-15 years.
The Local Development Framework includes a portfolio of statutory Development Plan Documents (DPD).
Along with national policy and guidance, the LDF policies set the basis for assessing all planning applications and development proposals. They are supported by non-statutory advisory guidance in our series of Supplementary Planning Documents.
Development Plan Documents
Core Strategy (June 2007)2.59MB
Core Strategy Key Diagram439.85KB
Development Management Policies
Development Management Policies (Dec 2011)3.3MB
South Shields Town Centre & Waterfront Area Action Plan
South Shields Town Centre & Waterfront Area Action Plan (Nov 2008)2.02MB
South Shields Town Centre & Waterfront AAP Proposals Map Inset5.12MB
The area action plan covers South Shields town centre, the South Shields 365: Riverside (see also Supplementary Planning Documents) and South Shields 365: Foreshore.
Central Jarrow Area Action Plan
Central Jarrow Area Action Plan (Sept. 2010)3.01MB
Central Jarrow AAP Proposals Map Inset1.45MB
The area action plan covers Jarrow town centre, riverside and Bede's World areas.
Please note: The UK's nomination of the Wearmouth-Jarrow twin monastic site to become a World Heritage Site was formally withdrawn in January 2014 at the recommendation of ICOMOS and UNESCO, and subsequent agreement of central Government and Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils.
Hebburn Town Centre Area Action Plan
Hebburn Town Centre Area Action Plan (Oct 2008)1.34MB
Hebburn Town Centre AAP Proposals Map Inset3.47MB
The area action plan covers regeneration in Hebburn town centre and New Town.
Site-Specific Allocations (April 2012)1.28MB
Site-Specific Allocations Proposals Map7.55MB
The site-specific allocations covers the remaining non-AAP parts of the borough.
Please note: the originally-proposed TyneWear Regional Employment Site Area Action Plan was discontinued at draft stage.
LDF Site Allocations Summary Schedule (April 2012)242.85KB
NPPF Consultation Response from South Tyneside Council (18 August 2011)258.95KB
Purchase Local Development Framework documents
To buy copies of our LDF documents and maps, please see our Local Plan publications and fees.