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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Arrangements for Planning Policy (Spatial Planning and Housing Strategy)

The Spatial Planning and Housing Strategy Team are working away from the office and are available to contact by email. Please use lucygreenfield@gateshead.gov.uk or chriscarr@gateshead.gov.uk during this time. 

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

Planning Inspector Joanna Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination of MSGP.


Examination hearings

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 Icon for pdf 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 Icon for pdf 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.

Icon for pdf Gateshead MSGP Report [349.8KB]

Icon for pdf Schedule of Main Modifications [789.38KB]

17 August 2020

The Inspector has issued a letter to the Council regarding changes to the Icon for pdf 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:

4 May 2020

The Inspector has issued a Icon for pdf 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 (Icon for pdf 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]

Icon for pdf EX01 Examination of MSGP Local Plan document - pre-hearing note 1: Initial questions [219.78KB]

Icon for pdf EX02 Examination of MSGP Local Plan document - pre-hearing note 2: Additional questions [178.09KB]

Icon for pdf EX03 MSGP Examination guidance note [150.47KB]

Icon for pdf EX04 MSGP matters, issues and questions [267.78KB]

Icon for pdf EX05 Draft Hearings Programme (Version 1) [122.02KB]

Icon for pdf EX05A Revised Hearings Programme (Version 2) [109.9KB]

Icon for pdf EX06A Day 1 Hearing Agenda [39.52KB]

Icon for pdf EX06B Day 2 Hearing Agenda [41.17KB]

Icon for pdf EX06C Day 3 Hearing Agenda [40.03KB]

Icon for pdf EX06Di Day 4 Hearing Agenda [96.21KB]

Icon for pdf EX06E Day 5 Hearing Agenda [101.91KB]

Icon for pdf EX06F Day 6 Hearing Agenda [89.8KB]

Icon for pdf EX07 Action points arising from MSGP Hearing sessions – Version 1 (11 October 2019) [106.08KB]

Icon for pdf EX08 Inspector’s note on the format of proposed modifications (11 October 2019) [77.72KB]

Icon for pdf EX09 Inspector's letter to the Council regarding housing supply (13 February 2020) [104.21KB]

Icon for pdf EX10 Inspector’s post-hearings letter to the Council (30 April 2020) [127.33KB]

Icon for pdf EX12 - Inspector's response to the Council's queries raised in document HD16 (18 May 2020)  [89.16KB]

Icon for pdf EX12 - Inspector's response to the Council regarding changes to the Use Classes Order (EX13) [65.66KB]

Section 2: Correspondence from council (GC)

Council response to document EX01: Inspector's pre-hearing note 1

Icon for pdf GC001.0 Council response to pre-hearing note 1 questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 [849.01KB]

Icon for pdf GC001.1 Response to question 7 of pre-hearing note 1 - Maps of rejected housing sites [10.3MB]

Icon for pdf GC001.2 Response to question 5 of pre-hearing note 1 - Housing supply topic paper June 2019 [754.61KB]

Icon for pdf GC001.3 Response to question 5 of pre-hearing note 1 - Appendix 1 table of sites [1.41MB]

Icon for pdf GC001.4 Response to question 5 of pre-hearing note 1 - Appendix 2 housing trajectory [215.16KB]

Icon for pdf GC001.5 Response to question 6 pre-hearing note 1 - Housing fact sheets July 2019 [30.95MB]

Icon for pdf GC001.6 Response to question 6 of pre-hearing Note 1 - Appendix 3 additional information [449.51KB]

Icon for pdf GC001.7 Copy of letter from Natural England question 2 pre-hearing note 1 [15.18KB]

Icon for pdf GC001.8 Compliance statement erratum notice question 3 pre-hearing note 1 [491.73KB]

Council response to document EX02: Inspector's pre-hearing note 2

Icon for pdf GC002.0 Council's response to pre-hearing note 2 [704.36KB]

Icon for pdf GC002.1 Appendix 1 - Inspector's report for Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan [760.0KB]

Icon for pdf GC002.2 Appendix 2 - Council Call for Sites Letter [658.07KB]

Icon for pdf GC002.3 Appendix 3 - Council's Call For Sites Form [548.21KB]

Icon for pdf GC002.4 New Strategic Land Review and Green Belt Assessment 3 - 10 Jul 13 [13.98MB]

Other correspondence from the council

Icon for pdf GC003 Notice of Examination Hearing [427.94KB]

Section 3: Hearing statements [HS] and Statements of Common Ground [SoCG] 

Matter 1 - Legal Compliance and the Duty to Cooperate

Icon for pdf HS M101 Gateshead Council [733.81KB]

Matter 2 - Economic prosperity

Icon for pdf HS M2-01 Gateshead Council [777.55KB]

Icon for pdf HS M2-02 Pegasus on behalf of UK Land Investments Ltd [1.16MB]

Icon for pdf HS M2-03 Persimmon Homes [1.04MB]

Icon for pdf SoCG 01 Statement of Common Ground between Gateshead Council and UK Land Investments Ltd [561.25KB]

Matter 3 - Green belt

Icon for pdf HS M3-01 Gateshead Council [2.28MB]

Icon for pdf HS M3-02 Hedley Planning on behalf of Bill Quay Ltd [1.24MB]

Icon for pdf HS M3-03 Persimmon Homes [1.21MB]

Matter 4 - Homes

Icon for pdf HS M4-01 Gateshead Council [1.39MB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-02 Home Builders Federation [213.16KB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-03 Barton Willmore on behalf of Taylor Wimpey [135.64KB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-04 Ward Haddaway on behalf of Nexus [454.46KB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-05 Barton Willmore on behalf of Church Commissioners for England [684.5KB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-06 BNP Paribas on behalf of BAE Systems [4.34MB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-07 Hedley Planning on behalf of Bill Quay Ltd [1.24MB]

Icon for pdf HS M4-08 Persimmon Homes [1.9MB]

Icon for pdf SoCG 02 Statement of Common Ground between Gateshead Council and BAE Systems [3.19MB]

Matter 5 - Transport and accessibility

Icon for pdf HS M5-01 Gateshead Council [778.96KB]

Icon for pdf HS M5-02 Persimmon [1.23MB]

Matter 6 - People and place

Icon for pdf HS M6-01 Gateshead Council [1.06MB]

Icon for pdf HS M6-02 Barton Willmore on behalf of Taylor Wimpey [110.2KB]

Icon for pdf HS M6-03 Barton Willmore on behalf of Church Commissioners for England [785.87KB]

Icon for pdf HS M6-04 Hedley Planning on behalf of Bill Quay Ltd [1.23MB]

Icon for pdf HS M6-05 Persimmon Homes [1.9MB]

Icon for pdf HS M6-06 Newcastle International Airport Ltd [194.67KB]

Matter 7 - Minerals and waste

Icon for pdf HS M7-01 Gateshead Council [1.45MB]

Matter 8 - Monitoring

Icon for pdf HS M8-01 Gateshead Council [682.21KB]

Section 4: Documents received during and after the Hearing Sessions [HD]

Icon for pdf HD01 Letter from Council to Inspector regarding main modification recommendations (1 Oct 2019) [78.77KB]

Icon for pdf HD02 Council's proposed additional modifications in relation to Transport policies (1 Oct 2019) [84.67KB]

Icon for pdf HD03 Council's proposed additional modifications in relation to recruitment and training [80.05KB]

Icon for pdf HD04 Council's proposed additional modifications in relation to people and place policies [161.94KB]

Icon for pdf HD05 Council's Note relating to MSGP53 Dormant Mineral Sites - Land at Bog Wood (16 Oct 2019) [1.25MB]

Icon for pdf HD06 Updated CAA process note submitted by Newcastle International Airport Ltd (15 Oct 2019) [1.89MB]

Icon for pdf HD07 Permitted Schemes in Ryton Woodside (October 2019) [2.51MB]

Council's responses to action points

Icon for pdf HD08A Matter 1 Action Responses (Version 1, 30 October 19) [13.52MB]

Icon for pdf HD08B Matter 2 Action Responses (Version 1, 1 November 2019) [757.31KB]

Icon for pdf HD08C Matter 3 Action Responses (Version 1, 14 November 2019) [1.17MB]

Icon for pdf HD08D Matter 4 Action Responses (Version 2, 22 November 2019) [712.49KB]

Icon for pdf HD08Di Appendix A Housing Topic Paper Update (22 November 2019) [572.06KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10)

Icon for pdf HD08Dii Appendix B Table of Sites Update (22 November 2019) [1.63MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10i)

Icon for pdf HD08Diii Appendix C Housing Trajectory Update (22 November 2019) [234.86KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10ii)

Icon for pdf HD08Div Appendix D Additional Information Update (22 November 2019) [465.48KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD10iii)

Icon for pdf HD08Dv Appendix E Matter 4 MIQ Response Update (22 November 2019) [1.4MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD13)

Icon for pdf HD08Dvi Appendix F Housing Factsheets Update (22 November 2019) [22.2MB] (updated January 2020 - see HD15)

Icon for pdf HD08Dvii Appendix G MSGP Appendix 2 Update (22 November 2019) [798.51KB] (updated January 2020 - see HD14)

Icon for pdf HD08E Matter 5 Action Responses (Version 1, 4 November 2019) [1.09MB]

Icon for pdf HD08F Matter 6 Action Responses (Version 2, 11 November 2019) [735.09KB]

Icon for pdf HD08G Matter 7 Action Responses (Version 1, 30 October 2019 [5.18MB]

Icon for pdf HD08H Matter 8 Action Responses (Version 1, 7 November 2019) [638.12KB]

Council's updated housing evidence (January 2020)

Note that these revised documents supersede HD08 and related appendices.

Icon for pdf HD09 Housing Supply Position Statement (January 2020) [500.05KB]

Icon for pdf HD10 Gateshead Housing Supply Topic Paper (January 2020) [580.33KB]

Icon for pdf HD10i Appendix 1 Table of Sites (January 2020) [1.66MB]

Icon for pdf HD10ii Appendix 2 Trajectory (January 2020) [232.57KB]

Icon for pdf HD10iii Appendix 3 Additional Information (January 2020) [461.3KB]

Icon for pdf HD11 Letter from Council’s acting Strategic Director of Economy, Innovation and Growth (dated 31 January 2020) [552.43KB]

Icon for pdf HD12 Letter from Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP) (January 2020) [151.25KB]

Icon for pdf HD13 Matter 4 MIQ Response Updates (January 2020) [1.46MB]

Icon for pdf HD14 MSGP Appendix 2 (January 2020) [802.72KB]

Icon for pdf HD15 Updated Fact Sheets (January 2020) [31.48MB]

Icon for pdf HD16 - Queries raised by the Council in response to the Inspector's post-hearings letter (12 May 2020)  [168.28KB]

Icon for pdf HD17 - Council Response on Use Classes Order Changes (Sept. 2020) [232.79KB]

Consultation documents

Icon for pdf Schedule of Main Modifications July 2020 [814.94KB]

Icon for pdf Sustainability Appraisal addendum July 2020 [1.27MB]

Icon for pdf Schedule of Policy Map Changes July 2020 [23.05MB]

Additional documents to assist consultation

Icon for pdf MSGP Modifications Plan July 2020 [8.78MB]

Icon for pdf Schedule of Additional Modifications July 2020 [219.66KB]

Icon for pdf MSGP Modifications map [6.56MB]

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