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Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan


Planning for the Future - Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne 2010-2030

The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan is a strategic planning framework that will guide development in Newcastle and Gateshead to 2030. It is the first part of both councils Local Plan, containing an overall vision and spatial strategy to deliver economic prosperity and create lifetime neighbourhoods. The Plan covers the whole of the area within the administrative boundaries of Gateshead and Newcastle and includes strategic policies and specific policies for the Urban Core, Sub-Areas and sites.

Examination of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan

Gateshead and Newcastle councils submitted the Plan to the Secretary of State for examination in February 2014. Planning Inspector Mr Martin Pike BA MA MRTPI undertook an Examination in Public into the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan. Public hearing sessions were held in June, July and October 2014.

The Inspector issued his Final Report in February 2015 and found the Plan “sound”, subject to a small number of changes known as ‘Main Modifications’.

The Inspector’s Report (1.2Mb)

Annex 1 - Main Modifications (20Mb)

Adoption of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan

The Plan was formally adopted by Gateshead Council on 26 March 2015:

Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010-2030 (60Mb)

Adoption Statement (101Kb)

Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (254Kb)

Copies of the above documents are available to view at Gateshead Council, Communities and Environment Reception, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH, telephone 0191 433 3418 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm), and at public libraries in Gateshead and Newcastle.

In accordance with Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) the Plan will form part of the statutory Development Plan for Gateshead.

Key Documents and Preparation of the Plan  

The Plan is based on a robust evidence base which can be viewed in the Evidence Library.


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