City of Gateshead
We want Gateshead to take its place alongside other great cities in terms of design, growth, natural resources, people and culture. This also involves working closely with Newcastle City Council to jointly improve the economy of both Newcastle and Gateshead.
Some of the things we were involved in during 2014-15 included:
- welcoming 985 students to the new Trinity Square student accommodation.
- the completion of multi-million pound developments to improve Blaydon and Birtley town centres.
- the North East Combined Authority consulting on proposals for devolution of power, funding and responsibilities, to accelerate economic growth in the North East and approving a plan to establish local council control of bus services, through a Quality Contracts Scheme.
- the adoption of the Planning for the Future Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 – 2030. This will ensure that Gateshead has the policies to shape how land use and places will change and develop in the future, to create and sustain thriving communities and a more prosperous economy.