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About the Local Plan


  1. Overview
  2. What a Local Plan is
  3. Why South Tyneside needs a Local Plan
  4. South Tyneside's needs over the next 15 to 20 years
  5. Meeting the needs of local people
  6. Supporting economic growth
  7. Housing development
  8. Economic development
  9. Use of green belt and previously developed (brownfield) land
  10. Protecting our natural environment and trees
  11. The Council's commitments around climate change
  12. Impact on historic buildings
  13. Ensuring infrastructure is in place
  14. Next steps


We are currently developing a new Local Plan for South Tyneside.

This is an important document as it will set out how we will meet the area's future social, economic and environmental needs.

It will be used to assess all planning applications and development proposals. 

These pages explain more about what our emerging Local Plan is and provides answers to some of the key questions you may have.

We have also organised some information sessions where you can find out more.

Have your say

We would like to hear your views on the new draft version of the Local Plan.

Consultation takes place Monday 20 June to Sunday 31 July 2022.

Find out more: Have your say on the Local Plan.

Full background documents on the Local Plan can be viewed at Local Plan documents, assessments and evidence.

Copies of the Local Plan and Policy Map are also available at South Shields Town Hall and Jarrow Town Hall receptions.

Next page: What a Local Plan is


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