Re-using information we hold


The re-use of Public Sector Information Directive 2015 allows people to apply to re-use information held by the Council.

Re-use means allowing public information to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which the document was originally produced. This includes using the information for commercial purposes.

Please be aware that South Tyneside Council is not obliged to release public sector information.

Any request made to the Council for release and re-use will be considered on its own merits.

Where information is released by the Council, its re-use will be subject to the terms and conditions of a Council licence which is a requirement under the regulations.

Types of public information that can be re-used

Types of public information that can be re-used include:

  • National and local legislation
  • Statistics/surveys
  • Local planning
  • Tourist information
  • Guidance on local community issues and policies etc
  • Public leaflets/publications

Re-use of public information policy

View the re-use of public information policy.


All information supplied by South Tyneside Council continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Requesters are free to use public information for their own purposes, including any non-commercial research or news reporting they doing.

Any other re-use of public information, for example commercial publication requires the permission of the Council as the Copyright holder.


South Tyneside Council is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information.

While every care has been taken in the compilation of the information on this website, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the council for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect.

South Tyneside Council does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.

South Tyneside Council does not maintain many of the sites provided as links and so assumes no responsibility for the contents; nor do such links constitute any endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents.