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Transport Consultations


If you would like to make comments about any of the schemes listed below please contact us by e-mail at| or through the contacts provided alongside each scheme.  

Current Consultations

School parking/waiting restrictions Consultation

A review of the school parking/waiting restrictions has identified the need to revise the current arrangement in the vicinity of the following schools;

If you have any comments or questions regarding the scheme please contact Mick Hardwick on 0191 4333399 or email| by 14th November 2014. All comments and suggestions will be carefully considered and may be incorporated into the final scheme.

Durham Road QTC Phase 4

Gateshead Councils Local Transport Plan sets out a vision to continue and develop Tyne and Wear where all residents have better access to a more prosperous, safer, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle in a more attractive environment.  Durham Road Quality Transport Corridor Phase 4 looks to reduce congestion and promote sustainable travel by providing genuine alternatives to the car by improving the environment for walking, cycling and public transport. To view the proposed plans please click on the link below;

The project  proposals consist of the following elements:

  • Closure of Musgrave Road and Denewell Avenue at their junction with Durham Road
  •  Installation of additional pedestrian crossing facilities
  •  Improvements to existing pedestrian crossing facilities
  •  Installation of bus priority traffic signal systems
  •  Raised junction tables
  •  Footpath re-surfacing
  •  Shared use footway for both pedestrians and cyclists (Enfield Road to Bell Vue Bank)
  •  Dedicated cycle link crossing facilities
  •  600m Southbound bus lane link (Valley Drive to Bell Vue Bank)
  •  325m Northbound bus lane link (Valley Drive to Enfield Road)
  •  On-street parking facilities
  •  Removal of redundant signs, road markings and street furniture
  •  Installation of new relevant signs and road markings
  •  Relocation of existing bus shelters

If you have any comments or questions regarding the scheme please contact Andy Low on 0191 4333063 or email| by 19th November 2014.

Oakwellgate Improvements

The Borough Council of Gateshead (Oakwellgate Area Gateshead) Traffic Regulation Order 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that the Borough Council of Gateshead proposes to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1) to (3), 4(2) and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”) by virtue of the Traffic Management Act 2004 and all other enabling powers and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 of the Act.

The proposed Order will:-

1.  Introduce a local bus / cycle lane (with an exemption for hackney carriage vehicles) on the western side of the northbound carriageway of the Gateshead Highway from a point 10 metres

 north of its junction with Lambton Street in a northerly direction for 90 metres.

2.  Prohibit vehicles travelling in the Gateshead Highway from turning left into the A184 Askew Road.

3.  Prohibit vehicles travelling in the Gateshead Highway from turning right into the Quaysgate.

The draft order together a plan and statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the order, may be examined at the information desk on the ground floor of Gateshead Council’s Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Monday to Thursday between 8.30am and 5.30pm and Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

If you wish to object to the proposed order you should send the grounds for your objection in writing to the Strategic Director of Legal and Corporate Services, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH quoting ref : TH/1298 to be received on or before the 18th August 2014.

In association, the proposed scheme at Oakwellgate will include:

• Re-allocate carriageway space on A167 High Street (North bound), reducing lanes from four to three inclusive of the bus, taxi and cycle lane.

• Re-allocate carriageway space on A167 High Street (South bound), reducing lanes from three to two.

• Replace a ramp from Swinburne Street to A184 Askew Road with a straight ramp and re-align toucan and puffin crossings in this area.

A plan showing the proposals can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


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