Local Development Framework (LDF)

The South Tyneside Local Development Framework (LDF) is our current Local Plan and guides the future development and use of land in the borough over the next 10-15 years, having replaced our previous Unitary Development Plan (UDP).

The LDF comprises a portfolio of statutory Development Plan Documents (DPD) plus supporting Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD).  Along with national policy and guidance, its policies set the basis for assessing all planning applications and development proposals.

See all our Local Development Framework documents

LDF Development Plan Documents (DPD)


Core Strategy, Development Management Policies, town centre-based Area Action Plans (AAP) for South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn, Site-Specific Allocations

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)


Guidance on sustainable construction, green infrastructure, affordable housing, planning obligations, parking standards, travel plans, South Shields riverside, householder developments, conservation areas, local heritage assets

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