Planning Applications and Pre-application consultation

Consultation details

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) requires that before a decision is made on a planning application, statutory consultees and the local community should have the opportunity to comment on any aspect of the proposal.

All planning applications are publicised by site or press notice and / or by notifying adjoining neighbours directly by letter and by publication on the Council’s web site.

Representations to planning applications are accepted in writing either by letter, email or through the Council’s planning portal (see below).

North Tyneside Council will not consult local communities on pre-application proposals and expect a developer to carry out consultation where appropriate. North Tyneside Council has always supported and encouraged pre-application consultation with the local community on major planning applications. The results of pre-application community consultation should be included in the planning application, and form part of the planning application process.

All representations are considered by a case officer and summarised within the case officer’s recommendation report. A final decision is then made either by delegation to a nominated professional officer, in the case of minor and other applications or at full Planning Committee for major applications.

The Council’s Statement of Community Involvement outlines the engagement process for planning applications (see below).

Contact details

Jackie Palmer, Planning Manager
0191 643 6336

Consultation period