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The Gateshead Plan

Start of the Conversation: the Gateshead Plan

We are at the beginning of preparing our new local plan. We want to start the conversation with you to know if we have got it right in terms of the issues we need to address or whether you think there are additional issues we need to include. 

Start of the Conversation: the Gateshead Plan (PDF) [5MB]

This consultation has now ended. We are reviewing your responses and will publish a Consultation Report in due course.

If you require a different format of any consultation documents, please email  

We need your views to make sure the new local plan helps make Gateshead a place where everyone thrives.

The Gateshead Plan Consultation FAQs (PDF) [481KB]

Call for Sites

Alongside the Start of the Conversation consultation, we are also carrying out a Call for Sites to inform and support development of the Gateshead Plan. This is an opportunity for anyone (including residents, landowners, agents, and developers) to tell us your views on the future use of land and buildings in the borough.  Where sites may no longer be required for their current use and could become available for development or redevelopment, we would like you to tell us.

This process will ensure that the council has up-to-date evidence of the availability and potential development sites across the borough. 

Sites submitted in the previous call for sites (Aug-Oct 2022) will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted - where there is a change to the site boundary then the site will need to be resubmitted. Any other updates on sites previously submitted should be forwarded to clearly referencing the site in question.

This consultation has now ended. We are assessing the sites submitted and will publish the results in due course.

Evidence and supporting documents

Communications and Engagement Plan (PDF) [5MB] 2023

Sustainability Appraisal: Local Plan Scoping Report (PDF) [8MB]

Sustainability Appraisal: Habitats Regulations Assessment Scoping Report (PDF) [506KB]

Sustainability Appraisal: Interim Report (PDF) [831KB]

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)2023
Gateshead and Newcastle Gypsy and Travelling Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) (PDF) [1MB] 2024

Local Development Scheme