How we got here…..

Development of the draft neighbourhood plan has been a time consuming task which started back in 2016!. The graphic below shows key elements of our story so far – and we’re not finished yet! Please click on a header or photo for more information on a particular item.

Our Story

2021
June 2021

Still to come…..

Still to come…..

We await with interest the outcome of the independent examination of the plan. If it passes the examination process we expect that a referendum will be held later in 2021. The simple question on the referendum ballot will be: “Do you want South Tyneside Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Boldon to help… Read More »Still to come…..

May 2021

Examiner Considers Forum’s Plan

Examiner Considers Forum’s Plan

In accordance with the relevant legislation, South Tyneside Council has appointed an examiner to review the neighbourhood plan. The examiner is expected to question aspects of the plan and may ask for changes to be made before it goes to referendum. Keep up to date with developments, documents are shared via the council website.  

May 2021

Response to “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

Response to “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

In accordance with the relevant legislation, South Tyneside Council consulted on what is called the “Submission Draft Plan” between 15 March 2021 and 23 April 2021, details are available on the Council’s website. There were 152 responses to the consultation: 78% gave full support 8% gave support with detailed comments 12% made objections Many thanks… Read More »Response to “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

March 2021

South Tyneside Council Cancel Draft Local Plan

South Tyneside Council Cancel Draft Local Plan

Although not a Forum activity this is immensely important news for two reasons. It means that our draft neighbourhood plan cannot be in conflict with a Local Plan if one doesn’t exist. However, and more importantly, it means that the council will start work on a new Local Plan which is not expected to be… Read More »South Tyneside Council Cancel Draft Local Plan

March 2021

South Tyneside Council run “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

South Tyneside Council run “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

In accordance with the relevant legislation the next stage of the process requires South Tyneside Council to consult on what is called the Submission Draft Plan. The consultation runs from 15 March 2021 to 23 April 2021, details are available on the Council’s website. The Submission Draft Plan is based on the Draft Plan which… Read More »South Tyneside Council run “Submission Draft Plan” Consultation

2020
November 2020

Forum Response to Council Plans for Tilesheds Bridge

Forum Response to Council Plans for Tilesheds Bridge

South Tyneside Council have recently provided information on their plans to replace Tilesheds and Benton Lane level crossings with a bypass and bridge.

November 2020

Forum Response to Council Consultation on Cycle and Walking Routes

Forum Response to Council Consultation on Cycle and Walking Routes

South Tyneside Council has recently introduced a trial walking and cycling scheme along Moor Lane.

October 2020

Draft Plan Released For Consultation

October 2020 Cover from Draft Plan

After a lot of work the draft plan has now been released for consultation. We need your views! Please take the time to read the full draft plan which is available by following this link and leave your comments using this short response form.

September 2020

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA)

Cover from SEA HRA assessment

One of the “basic conditions” that will be tested by the independent examiner is whether the making of the Neighbourhood Plan is compatible with relevant legal European and UK obligations including Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA).

July 2020

Natural Environment Survey

Natural Environment Survey

The survey details East Boldon’s environmental and key natural assets, including networks of biodiversity and green infrastructure.

June 2020

Thank You For Working With Us to Create YOUR DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN.

Thank You For Working With Us to Create YOUR DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN.

The draft plan is built on the vision and objectives identified by the community and contains proposed planning policies that seek to achieve those objectives.

June 2020

Finalising the Neighbourhood Plan

Finalising the Neighbourhood Plan

From January to July 2020 Forum members worked with our consultant to produce a Draft Neighbourhood Plan for community consultation.

May 2020

Design Code Agreed

Design Code Agreed

AECOM’s design code for the Forum area agreed by the Executive.

March 2020

Forum Response to Council Consultation on Cycle and Walking Routes

Forum Response to Council Consultation on Cycle and Walking Routes

South Tyneside Council have recently carried out a consultation on walking and cycle routes across the Borough.

2019
December 2019

Forum Housing Needs Survey

Forum Housing Needs Survey

East Boldon residents commented on current and perceived future housing needs.

September 2019

Response to Draft Local Plan

Response to Draft Local Plan

South Tyneside Council released the latest draft of their Local Plan in July 2019 and on behalf of all members the Forum Executive produced a number of documents in response.

September 2019

AECOM Design Code

AECOM Design Code

AECOM’s draft document describes the plan area and defines design codes that will inform policy development.

August 2019

Connecting Through Social Media

Connecting Through Social Media

The launch of East Boldon Forum Facebook page resulted in wider engagement with the community.

August 2019

Forum Architectural Survey

Forum Architectural Survey

The survey details the properties on Front Street and Grange Terrace which form the historic core of the conservation area.

August 2019

Forum Community Character Statement

Forum Community Character Statement

The statement provides an up to date list of the heritage assets within the plan area.

June 2019

4th Community Consultation – Remaining Objectives Endorsed

4th Community Consultation – Remaining Objectives Endorsed

Written endorsement by the community of objectives relating to the local economy, wellbeing, transport links, flooding and the design of new development.

March 2019

3rd Community Consultation – Objectives Endorsed

3rd Community Consultation – Objectives Endorsed

Written endorsement by the community of objectives relating to car parking, the natural environment, housing and the Forum’s vision.

2018
December 2018

Working With Young People

Working With Young People

A 3-month project at East Boldon Junior School, to engage pupils in the consultation process and discover their opinions on life in East Boldon.

November 2018

Consultant Appointed

Jo-Anne Garrick (Chartered Town Planner) engaged as consultant to support the completion of East Boldon Neighbourhood Plan.

October 2018

Consultation – Wellbeing Survey of Local Businesses and Organisations

Consultation – Wellbeing Survey of Local Businesses and Organisations

Businesses and organisations in East Boldon commented on their health and future aspirations.

September 2018

AECOM Appointed

AECOM Appointed

AECOM engaged to deliver a housing needs assessment for the Forum area.

July 2018

Locality Funding Secured

Locality Funding Secured

The Forum’s application for grant funding from Locality was approved. Expenditure prior to this was provided by members and from events.

March 2018

2nd Community Consultation – Forum Objectives Established

2nd Community Consultation – Forum Objectives Established

Forum objectives presented at a Community Consultation Event.

January 2018

Formal Recognition Received

Formal Recognition Received

The Forum was formally recognised by South Tyneside Council in January 2018. First AGM held. Publication of Strategic Land Review by South Tyneside Council.

2017
September 2017

Formal Establishment of the East Boldon Forum

Formal Establishment of the East Boldon Forum

Application made to South Tyneside Council to formally establish a East Boldon as a Neighbourhood Forum. Constitution and other supporting documents submitted to South Tyneside Council.

For more details on our story please see this page.

Contact details

Keep up to date through the East Boldon Forum Facebook page and website.

Our regular monthly meetings are currently suspended, details of the next meeting will be published on the home page once restrictions are lifted.

Contact us by email: info.eastboldonforum@gmail.com by phone or text on 07726 106773

We’re also on Facebook, please join us there too!