Making a planning application


  1. Check if you need permission
  2. How to apply
  3. Cost
  4. Information you will need to support your application
  5. Help and further information

Check if you need permission

Please check our planning advice pages to see what type of planning permission or consent you need before you apply:

Other types of consent

You may need a different type of consent, such as listed building or advertising consent.

The Planning Portal website has guidance on the different types of consent you might need.

See the Planning Portal: Consent types.

How to apply

Apply online  

The easiest way to apply is through the Planning Portal website:

Apply for planning permission

If you need help with using this service, contact the Planning Portal.

Other ways to apply 

If you can't apply online, you can download printable forms from the Planning Portal website:

Please email your completed electronic documents to


How much you will pay

See the Planning Portal fee calculator.

You must pay for your application before we can assess it.

How to pay

If you are applying through the Planning Portal

You will be able to pay when you submit your application.  

If you are applying directly to the Council

You can pay by calling the Planning Team on 0191 424 7421 and asking to make a payment.  

Our lines are open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday.  

You will need:  

  • Your credit / debit card  
  • The site address on your planning application 
  • The amount you need to pay 

Information you will need to support your application

General advice about the information you need to provide can be found on the Planning Portal website.

Specific advice for applications submitted in South Tyneside can be found in the Tyneside validation checklist.

Please read this guidance carefully. Your application will be delayed if you do not provide all of the information needed.

Help and further information

Contact the Planning Team:

Phone: 0191 424 7421