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Consultation on the draft Local Plan


  1. Overview 
  2. Who can have their say
  3. How to have your say
  4. If you submit a comment


Consultation on a new draft Local Plan will take place between Monday 20 June and Sunday 14 August 2022.

The Local Plan will be used for assessing all planning applications and development proposals in South Tyneside in future years.

This is your chance to have your say about how your area will look and develop in the future.

As part of the draft Local Plan consultation, we are also consulting on a Sustainability Appraisal and a Habitats Regulation Assessment

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.

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

Who can have their say

It is important that at different stages of the plan's development we ask residents for their opinions, and you are involved. 

We also welcome feedback from local businesses, local and national interest groups, along with service providers.

It is important to let us know what you support or object to, why, and what changes you feel need to be made to the draft plan.

How to have your say

You can submit comments from Monday 20 June until midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022.

Provide your comments online

View the draft Local Plan and submit your comments on:

Our dedicated consultation website will be the quickest and easiest way for you to respond. 

The Local Plan is  available to read on our consultation website. Hard copies are also available to view at South Shields Town Hall and Jarrow Town Hall receptions. For full documentation, see Local Plan documents, assessments and evidence.

Alternatively, if you prefer you can also:

  • email
  • post your comments to Spatial Planning, Development Services, Regeneration and Environment, South Tyneside Council, Town Hall and Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2RL
  • attend an information session and fill out a postcard

For your comments on the Local Plan to count they must:

  • be made in writing
  • be received by us within the timeframe of the consultation period
  • contain your name, address and if possible your email address

If you're part of a group of people who share a common view, it would be helpful if your group submits a single representation and include within this a list of names and addresses of everyone it represents.


Information sessions

The sessions will start with a short presentation, followed by time for questions and answers. We would advise you to arrive for the start time.

Hedworthfield Community AssociationMonday 4 July, 6pm to 8pm
East Boldon Junior SchoolWednesday 6 July, 6pm to 8pm
Cleadon Methodist ChurchThursday 7 July, 6pm to 8pm
Whitburn Parish HallFriday 8 July, 6pm to 8pm
Jarrow FocusTuesday 12 July, 10am to 12 noon
Hebburn CentralThursday 14 July, 10am to 12 noon
South Shields Town HallMonday 18 July, 10am to 12 noon
Cleadon Methodist ChurchTuesday 19 July, 10am to 12 noon
Boldon Community AssociationWednesday 20 July, 6pm to 8pm
Hedworthfield Community AssociationThursday 21 July, 10am to 12 noon
Boldon Community AssociationFriday 22 July, 10am to 12 noon

There will also be a presentation of the Local Plan at the following Community Area Forums (CAF):

Riverside CAFReception Room, South Shields Town HallTuesday 5 July, 10am
Jarrow and Boldon CAFJarrow Town HallThursday 7 July, 10am
Hebburn CAFHebburn CentralMonday 11 July, 10am
East Shields and Whitburn CAFSt. Gregory's Church HallThursday 14 July, 6pm
West Shields, Cleadon and East Boldon CAFCleadon Methodist ChurchThursday 28 July, 10am

You don't need to pre-book to attend.

A Statement of Representations Procedure246.45KB has been produced, which provides formal details of the consultation.

If you submit a comment

Please note that copies of all comments (known as representations) will be made available for the public to view and reviewed by a Planning Inspector, and therefore, can't be treated as confidential.

Data will be processed and held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

By submitting a representation, you will also automatically be added to our database and kept informed of the next stage in the Local Plan process. You can opt out at any time.

Your comments, if provided in writing within the agreed consultation period, will be considered towards the development of the next version of the draft Local Plan. There will then be another consultation on the revised Local Plan, which is likely to be in early 2023.

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