Consultation on the draft Local Plan


Consultation on a new draft Local Plan (the Regulation 19 Publication draft) will take place between Monday 15 January and Sunday 3 March 2024.

The Local Plan, when adopted, will be used for assessing all development proposals in South Tyneside.

This consultation is different to previous times we've asked you about the Local Plan.

During previous consultations we asked for your views on the location of new housing, individual sites and potential policy directions.

This time we need to ask you specific questions about the draft Plan.

These questions are set by government, and require your comments specifically around legal compliance, soundness and how it's been prepared. 

Provide your comments online

Our dedicated consultation website is the quickest and easiest way for you to respond:

Consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 3 March 2024.

As part of the draft Local Plan consultation, we are also consulting on a:

The consultation period has been extended a week until midnight on Sunday 3 March 2024 to allow more time for comments.

Our guide to the Local Plan explains more about the Local Plan and provides answers to some of the key questions you may have about it.

The updated Local Plan, and evidence documents, can be viewed at Local Plan documents, assessments and evidence.

We recommend you read the following pages. They provide important guidance on this final consultation exercise before the Plan is submitted to government.

We have also organised some information sessions where you can find out more. If you're not able to attend you can still view the slides, see Local Plan presentation.