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Highway Development Control


The transport development management team provide travel and transport advice on planning applications. The team deals with a range of planning applications, from very large applications covering major developments such as Trinity Square to smaller applications from homeowners and small businesses. Pre-application advice is also provided. All enquiries must be made via the Development Management section.

When a planning application is submitted a formal assessment is made of the nature and severity of impacts on transport paying particular attention to highway capacity, road safety and sustainable travel. This assessment forms a report which is passed to the Development Management section and may be influential in determining planning permission.

In order to assist in developing the transport aspects of new developments a number of technical appendices have been prepared. These provide detailed advice and guidance on the preparation of the transport aspects of planning applications and supporting material.


Contact Us

Highways Development Control Manager
Gateshead Council
Transport Strategy
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Phone: 0191 433 3084
Email: transportDC@gateshead.gov.uk  


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