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Contaminated Land Sites


Gateshead Borough Council has a statutory duty to keep and maintain a record of contaminated land as set out in Section 78R of the Environment Protection Act 1990.

The information stored in this register is a full and permanent record relating to regulatory action and remediation and includes:

  • Remediation notices
  • Appeals against remediation notices
  • Remediation declarations
  • Remediation statements
  • Appeals against charging notices
  • Designation of special sites
  • Notification of claimed remediation
  • Convictions for offences under section 78M of the Act
  • Guidance issued under section 78V(1) of the Act
  • Other matters prescribed by Regulations

At present there are 4 entries in the Gateshead Borough Council contaminated land public register.

Site NameAddress                  Grid ReferenceDate of Determination

Saltmeadows Riverside

Off Tyne Main Road, Approx 2km East of Gateshead Town Centre

NZ 268 633

26th January 2006

Swalwell Depot

West of Swalwell Bank, Swalwell, Gateshead

NZ 20100 62080

20th March

Beggarswood Recreation Area

Coach Lane, Lobley Hill, Gateshead

NZ 234 600

13th October 2004

Dewhurst Terrace

Dewhurst Terrace, Sunniside, Gateshead

NZ 209 586

1st March


The public register does not include details of historic land use and other information used in the identification and investigation of potentially contaminated land, or information on sites that have been remediated through the planning and development management process.

For any further information relating to contaminated land matters, please contact Gateshead Council’s Land Reclamation team on 0191 433 3446.



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