The East Boldon Neighbourhood Area and corresponding East Boldon Neighbourhood Forum were formally designated in January 2018 for the purposes of the local community carrying out Neighbourhood Planning activities in the East Boldon area of South Tyneside.
The Neighbourhood Forum designation lasts for a period of five years (or until it is withdrawn), during which time no other organisation or body may be designated for the purposes of carrying out Neighbourhood Planning in this Neighbourhood Area.
Any Neighbourhood Plan prepared by the local community would ultimately form part of South Tyneside Council's statutory Local Plan once it has successfully undergone formal public consultation, independent examination and a community referendum, and thus it must be in accordance with the strategic elements of the emerging new Local Plan.
The prospective East Boldon Neighbourhood Forum's application were received in September 2017. The applications were considered to satisfy the legal requirements and were publicised for a period of 6 weeks (11 October 2017 - 22 November 2017).