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Making Spaces for Growing Places


Making Spaces for Growing Places

The Making Spaces for Growing Places (MSGP) Local Plan Document (LPD) is Part 3 of our Local Plan, following the adoption of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan in 2015 (forming parts 1 and 2). MSGP intends to:

  • set out detailed policies to both assist applicants, and inform decisions made on planning applications
  • allocate land for particular types of development
  • designate land on the basis of its use or quality, including conservation areas, retail centres and local wildlife sites, for example
  • identify areas where there may be limitations on development.

This short video explains what Making Spaces for Growing Places is all about, and why it is important for us to hear what you think of it. 


Once adopted, the policies and allocated sites set out in MSGP will support the implementation of strategic priorities set out in the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan. MSGP will also supersede most of the remaining saved policies from Gateshead’s Unitary Development Plan (2007).


Making Spaces for Growing Places - Draft Plan (6.3Mb)

Making Spaces for Growing Places Policies Map (Interactive)

Making Spaces for Growing Places Policies Map (4.3Mb)

Questions about the MSGP consultation

MSGP and Local Plan evidence base document library

Comments received on the draft MSGP

The Council will publish a statement of responses in due course. In line with regulations, names and addresses will be published. 

Sustainability Appraisal

As part of the process of preparing MSGP we have carried out a Sustainability Appraisal to assess the social, economic, and environmental implications of the plan. The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (1.70Mb), was the first stage of the process.

Contact us

Spatial Development, Environment and Housing Growth Team
Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3000