This is about making Gateshead more sustainable in the future. This means looking at how we live, travel, use our resources and energy, as well as show we ensure a sound economic future and an attractive local environment for Gateshead.
Some of the things we were involved in during 2014-15 included:
- successfully bidding for funding of over £4 million for three projects that will enable us to contribute to improving the natural environment with reducing flood risk and protecting our built heritage.
- continued support for sustainable transport, through capital investment and related initiatives such as Schools Go Smarter and Go Smarter to Work.
- receiving Housing Zone status for the Exemplar Neighbourhood, one of 20 housing schemes outside of London. This means we have access to a £200 million loan fund and support from specialist Homes and Communities Agency Advisors which should enable us to accelerate the delivery of 1,000 new homes on the edge of Gateshead town centre.