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We submitted our Making Spaces for Growing Places (MSGP) Local Plan Document and associated evidence to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 12 April 2019.
Planning Inspector Joanna Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination of MSGP.
Examination hearing sessions were held at Gateshead Civic Centre on the following dates:
- Week 1: Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Thursday 3 October 2019
- Week 2: Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Thursday 10 October 2019
The Inspector's matters, issues and questions (MIQs) [EX04] [267.78KB] provided the basis for discussions at the hearing sessions. The Examination procedure is outlined in the Inspector's Examination guidance note [EX03] [150.47KB].
Latest examination news
9 November 2020
The Council received the Inspectors Report for Making Spaces for Growing Places and a corresponding Schedule of Main Modifications.
The report concludes that the Making Spaces for Growing Places Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Local Plan Document for Gateshead provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the borough, provided that a number of main modifications (MMs) are made to it.
17 August 2020
The Inspector has issued a letter to the Council regarding changes to the Use Classes Order (EX13) [65.66KB]
23 July 2020
The Council is carrying out a consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the MSGP Submission Plan, the consequential changes to the policies map, or the associated Sustainability Appraisal Addendum. This consultation will run from 27 July 2020 to 18 September 2020.
Further information on this consultation, including links to relevant documents and how to make representations, is available on our have your say on planning page.
18 May 2020
The Inspector has responded to queries raised by the Council following the issue of the Inspector's post-hearings letter on 4 May 2020. The following documents have been added to the Examination Library:
- HD16 - Queries raised by the Council in response to the Inspector's post-hearings letter (12 May 2020) [168.28KB]
- EX12 - Inspector's response to the Council's queries raised in document HD16 (18 May 2020) [89.16KB]
4 May 2020
The Inspector has issued a post-hearings letter (EX10) [127.33KB]
27 March 2020
Following the Council's submission of documents in February 2020, the Council is awaiting the receipt of a post-hearings letter from the Inspector.
14 February 2020
The Inspector has issued a letter to the Council regarding housing supply ( EX09 [104.21KB]). This document has been added to Section 1 of the Part 2 Examination Library.
4 February 2020
The Council have provided updated housing evidence documents. These documents have been added to Section 4 of the Part 2 Examination Library - see documents HD09-HD15. These documents were requested by the Inspector to clarify evidence on deliverability of sites and correct some discrepancies in the evidence.
14 November 2019
The Council's responses to document EX07 (Action points arising from the MSGP hearing sessions) have been added to Section 4 of the Part 2 Examination Library (see documents HD08A-H below).
Part 1 Examination library
MSGP is accompanied by a number of submission and evidence base documents which can be accessed in the Submission documents [SD] and Evidence Library (EV).
Part 2 Examination library
Section 1: Correspondence from Inspector / Programme Officer [EX]
Council response to document EX01: Inspector's pre-hearing note 1
Council response to document EX02: Inspector's pre-hearing note 2
Other correspondence from the council
Section 3: Hearing statements [HS] and Statements of Common Ground [SoCG]
Matter 1 - Legal Compliance and the Duty to Cooperate
Matter 2 - Economic prosperity
Matter 3 - Green belt
Matter 4 - Homes
Matter 5 - Transport and accessibility
Matter 6 - People and place
Matter 7 - Minerals and waste
Matter 8 - Monitoring
Section 4: Documents received during and after the Hearing Sessions [HD]
Council's responses to action points
HD08Di Appendix A Housing Topic Paper Update (22 November 2019) [572.06KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10)
HD08Dii Appendix B Table of Sites Update (22 November 2019) [1.63MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10i)
HD08Diii Appendix C Housing Trajectory Update (22 November 2019) [234.86KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10ii)
HD08Div Appendix D Additional Information Update (22 November 2019) [465.48KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10iii)
HD08Dv Appendix E Matter 4 MIQ Response Update (22 November 2019) [1.4MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD13)
HD08Dvi Appendix F Housing Factsheets Update (22 November 2019) [22.2MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD15)
HD08Dvii Appendix G MSGP Appendix 2 Update (22 November 2019) [798.51KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD14)
Note that these revised documents supersede HD08 and related appendices.