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Boundary Review

Ward Boundary Review

    The Local Boundary Commission for England are reviewing the ward structure in South Tyneside with a consultation which is open until 11 December 2023. Their latest proposal splits the existing Cleadon and East Boldon ward into two.

    Development of former Dove’s and Watson Tool Hire site

      Members of the Forum Executive and a senior representative of East Boldon Developments met on 21 September to discuss the company’s plan for the future use of their Station Approach premises, formerly occupied by Doves and Watson Tool Hire, and the role of the Neighbourhood Forum.

      Locality use East Boldon Neighbourhood Plan as a Case Study

        Read on to find out more about how the East Boldon Neighbourhood Plan and its design code were able to influence the design and overall quality of a recently approved housing scheme involving the partial redevelopment of an industrial estate (Cleadon Lane).

        South Tyneside Council’s Heritage Assets Documentation – The Local List

          For some time the Forum has considered that the Council’s Heritage Assets reference documents, including the “Local List”, were out of date and in need of review. 
          Following consultation the Forum submitted 12 new nominations to be assessed for suitability by an expert panel of independent judges.
          STC have recently advised that 9 of the 12 new nominations put forward by the Forum, have been accepted by the judging panel.

          Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate

          Avant Homes Proposed Cleadon Lane Development

            Avant Homes have made further amendments to some of the scheme documents in response to the recent comments submitted by the Forum and South Tyneside Council. The Council published the revised documents on its planning portal in early January 2023.

            The Council now proposes to take the proposed scheme to its planning committee on 13th February 2023.

            The Forum has provided further comments in response to the latest changes.

            Proposed Telecommunications Mast on greenbelt, east of Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate

              A planning application has been submitted to South Tyneside Council for a 30 metre high telecommunications mast to be located in the field to the east of Cleadon Lane industrial estate. This is a replacement for the mast currently located within the industrial estate, which will be displaced by the proposed housing development. The proposed location is sited within the green belt and will make the mast much more prominent than the current mast.