All the forms below are also available at www.planningportal.gov.uk where you can complete and submit applications online.
You can buy a site location plan from the Planning Portal
You can also download advice guides for different types of development.
New validation checklist for all applications
In 2013 the Council, along with the other Tyne and Wear Councils, reviewed the previous (2008 and 2010) validation checklists. This review was also subject to extensive consultation with applicants and agents who submit applications in one or more of the Tyne and Wear Councils. This review forms the new Tyne and Wear Validation Checklist which supersedes the previous list.
For ease of use the new list is broken down into four areas:
- Full “master list” (includes the requirements for most commercial and major planning applications).
- Applications for Advertisement Consent.
- Householder planning applications.
- Applications for Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent.
Planning application type
If you do not own all of the site (including gutters or foundations which overhang the boundary)
You must serve the Section B Notice (Article 6) on anyone other than the applicant who owns any part of the site. This also applies if any part of your development including guttering or foundations overhangs the boundary with a neighbouring property.
Design and access statements
A design and access statement is required for certain types of planning Applications. This is a short report to accompany and support a planning application to illustrate the process that has led to the development proposal, and explain and justify the proposal in a structured way.
The level and detail required will depend on the scale and complexity of the application.
One statement should cover both design and access, allowing the applicants to demonstrate an integrated approach that will deliver inclusive design and address a full range of access requirements through the design process.
Please refer to the Tyne and Wear Validation list for when a Design and Access Statement will be required.
A leaflet explaining what is required in a Design and Access Statement is available below, and advice as to how to complete a Design and Access Statement is available on the website of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) www.cabe.org.uk or at www.ignite-ne.com
Please note that the planning fees changed 17 January 2018, increasing by 20%. The revised fees apply to any applications validated on or after this date.
For help in working out the appropriate fee please use Planning Portal - Online Fee calculator
Visit Planning Portal, Guide to Fees for further information.