Members of South Tyneside Council's Place Select Committee will be given an update on the Borough's Local Plan next week.
The council, like all local authorities, is required to prepare a Local Plan, which determines development over the next 15 years.
It will, in due course, set out where new homes, businesses, shops and leisure facilities will be built, whilst protecting the countryside, open spaces and historic environment. The Plan is the legal starting point to determine all planning applications.
Members will be told how a comprehensive body of evidence in support of the new Plan has been compiled.
Chair of the Place Select Committee, Cllr Audrey McMillan, said: "The Local Plan is about planning for our future housing, employment and recreational needs so it affects every single resident and business in the Borough.
"Preparing the Plan is a lengthy and complex process and we know officers have been working hard to assemble all the necessary documents and evidence, whilst consulting local people to get their views.
"I'd encourage people to come along and hear what progress has been made to date."
Members will also receive an update on litter and fly tipping following on from the Commission carried out by the Committee during 2016/2017.
The meeting of the Place Select Committee will be held at 10am on Tuesday June 19 at South Shields Town Hall. All are welcome.