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Contact Planning service


Planning (Development Management) is part of the Communities and Environment Group situated on the second floor of the Civic Centre.


0191 433 3000


0191 433 3340




Development Management, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

We hope that the previous pages have provided the information you were looking for. However, should you have any questions regarding the information you have read or you have not found what you were looking for please email one of our technical support team using the details provided above.

In the unlikely event that our technical support team are unable to answer your general enquiries, a duty planning officer is available on an appointment basis. However, you should be aware that without the submission of a pre-application enquiry neither the technical support team or duty officer will be able to provide site specific advice.

Office Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Friday: 8.45am - 4.35pm

The service is closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Meet The Team

The development management team is split across the Area Neighbourhood Boundaries with Eleanor Cockbain leading Central and South and Phil McCarthy leading West, Inner West and East. Both teams are supported by the Technical Support Team managed by Janet Wright and are supported by specialist officers Ian Burchell (Urban Design) and Chris Redfern (Arboriculture).

Emma Lucas manages the overall team as Development Manager.

The documents below are pdfs of the area neigbourhoods and guide to Gatesheads DM service. This information provides customers with contacts and roles for the relevant areas.