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This document will help you with the information that you will need to submit.

Validation of Planning Applications in Tyneside - 2019 (version 1, February 2019)

National requirements
The information set out under the heading National Requirements must be submitted.

Tyneside Requirements
The information set out under the heading Tyneside Requirements will only be needed if your application is affected by one or more of the requirements listed.

Fire statement required from 1 August 2021

There are new regulations around planning applications for high rise accommodation, known as 'Planning Gateway One'

From 1 August 2021, you may need to submit a fire statement with your planning application for certain works.

For information about when a fire statement is required, including a fire statement template, see: GOV.UK: Fire safety and high-rise residential buildings (from 1 August 2021)


You can work out the planning fee using the Planning Portal Fees Guide

Please note that from the 17 January 2018, the Government have removed the fee exemption for planning applications which have been made due to the removal of permitted development rights by planning condition or by an Article 4 direction.


How to apply

You can submit planning applications directly to us by email or post. Or, you can submit planning applications using the Planning Portal website. 

Apply direct to us by email or post:

Documents not produced by South Tyneside Council

If you apply by email the completed application form, all plans and supporting documents must be sent in PDF file format and there is a 10mb file size limit (per PDF file or email, whichever is the greater). We can also accept completed applications on a CD by post (with files in the PDF file format). 

To submit by email to us, email our Planningapplications@southtyneside.gov.uk mail box.

To submit by post (either as paper submission or on a CD), please send your completed application to:

Planning Group (Development Management)
South Tyneside Council
Town Hall
Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 2RL

You can pay the planning application fee by cheque (payable to South Tyneside Council) or by calling us on 0191 424 7421.

Apply via the Planning Portal website:

You can complete an online version of the planning application form, attach plans / supporting documents and also pay the application fee when you submit on the Planning Portal. 

To find our more, visit Planning Portal: Apply online.

You will most likely need to pay the Planning Portal additional service charges if you apply in this way and you can find out more about them at Planning Portal: Financial Transaction Service and Payment Nomination.

Major planning applications

For major planning applications submitted electronically (by email, disk or online) and which have a large number of plans and/or supporting documents, it would speed up the validation process if one complete paper copy of the submission was also provided.

A major planning application usually means a proposal for:

  • 10 or more dwellings
  • 1000 square metres or more of floor space
  • sites over 1 hectare in area
  • minerals / waste development