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This page is currently a work in progress and will eventually hold a list of or references to documents which support the Forum / Neighbourhood plan.

Information about the Forum

Constitution Last updated at the January 2019 AGM
Communications Policy
Privacy Policy
Forum application to South Tyneside CouncilExternal link to council’s website which includes the information provided to have the forum recognised.
October 2020 Consultation on Draft PlanLink to main page which provides links to other pages / documents

Forum Responses to Local Authority Consultations

September 2019 Forum Response to Council’s Draft Local Plan See this post for more information
1. Covering Letter
2. Detailed Response (57 pages)
3. Comment on Green Belt Exceptional Circumstances
4. Summary from June 2019 Consultation
5. Summary from March 2019 Consultation
April 2020 – Forum Response to Council Consultation on Cycle and Walking RoutesSee this post for more information
1. Overall response
2. Map of North Farm Paths
3. Map of Quarry Hill Wood
4. Proposed cycle routes
November 2020 Forum Response re Moor Lane Walking / CyclingSee response
November 2020 Forum Response re Tilesheds / BypassSee response

Links to information in the local press

Press Information
2 Sept 2021 Sunderland Echo – Referendum set to take place as villagers asked to vote on vision for East Boldon
Shields Gazette – Village set out East Boldon Neighbourhood Plan
Shields Gazette – People can now have their say – future development policy East Boldon
Shields Gazette – Time running out to have say in neighbourhood plan – East Boldon


June 23 2018 Summary of responses received at the event Consultation spreadsheet

Meeting Minutes

Forum meetings are generally held once a month on Monday evenings in the Scout Hut. Due to Covid restrictions no face to face meetings have been held since March 2020. However, the Executive and other interested parties have continued to meet weekly via Zoom to drive the plan forward. There have also been a number of meetings which were open to all Forum members.

16 August 2021 Zoom meetingPrevious Minutes
19 July 2021 Zoom meetingPrevious Minutes
14 June 2021 Zoom meetingPrevious Minutes
17 May 2021 Zoom meetingPrevious Minutes
12 April 2021 Zoom meetingPrevious Minutes
08 Mar 2021 Zoom meetingZoom Meeting
AGM 01 Feb 2021 MinutesAnnual General Meeting
AGM 01 Feb 2021Agenda
Previous Minutes
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
16 March 2020Regular Meeting
24 February 2020Regular Meeting
20 January 2020Annual General Meeting
18 November 2019Regular Meeting
30 October 2019Special Meeting
15 July 2019Regular Meeting
17 June 2019Regular Meeting
20 May 2019Regular Meeting
29 April 2019Regular Meeting
25 March 2019Regular Meeting
28 January 2019Annual General Meeting
17 December 2019Regular Meeting
19 November 2018Regular Meeting
18 September 2018Regular Meeting
25 June 2018Regular Meeting
21 May 2018Regular Meeting
23 April 2018Regular Meeting
26 March 2018Regular Meeting
Earlier Posts
The following information has previously been published on our website.
40 mph sign
Council Consultation – Speed Limit Reduction on A184

South Tyneside Council are currently running a consultation which if implemented would reduce the ex…

Fundraising – Just Giving Page Available

The Forum now have a Just Giving page available for anyone who wishes to contribute to our running c…

Council Local Plan – Forum’s Response

The Council's public consultation on their latest Local Plan closed on 3 March 2024. The Forum's re…

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Council Local Plan – What happens after the consultation closes ?

The Council's public consultation on their latest Local Plan closed on 3 March 2024. Their January 2…

Council Consultation on Local Plan

South Tyneside Council have published the latest draft Local Plan and will hold a public consultatio…

Council Cabinet to Discuss New Local Plan on 3 January 2024

A new draft Local Plan will be put before South Tyneside Council's Cabinet in the New Year. Members…

Boundary Review
Ward Boundary Review

The Local Boundary Commission for England are reviewing the ward structure in South Tyneside with a …

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South Tyneside Council Update Local Development Scheme

More information on the timetable for the next version of the council's Local Plan

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 Sep…

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 …

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, inclu…

Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate
Council Approve 202 Homes On Cleadon Lane

On Monday, 13 February 2023 South Tyneside Council planning committee approved the Avant Homes plann…

Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate
Council to decide on Cleadon Lane Development

South Tyneside Council will decide the outcome of the Avant Homes planning application when the plan…

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 c…

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 telecommunic…

South Tyneside Open Space Community Consultation

South Tyneside Council are undertaking a community consultation on the use of open spaces (including…

Forum Application for Re-Designation

The Forum has applied to South Tyneside Council so that it can continue to be recognised as a formal…

Grey Horse From West
Nominate your favourite buildings and sites for our ‘Local List’

Nominate your favourite buildings and sites for our ‘Local List’. Closing date: June 15th 2022. Co…

March 2022 Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who supported the Council's consultation on the "Submission Draft" of our plan…

Flats Map
Community Action – Improving the management, supervision and interpretation of the Boldon Flats Local Wildlife Site

In order to provide additional protection for Boldon Flats and in response to concerns raised by Cle…

Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate
245 Houses Cleadon Lane – 1st Test of Our Neighbourhood Plan

In the first test of our Neighbourhood Plan, Lichfieds, acting on behalf of Avant Homes have submitt…