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Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle 2010-2030

The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) is a strategic planning framework that will guide development in Newcastle and Gateshead to 2030. It is the first part of both councils' Local Plans, containing an overall vision and spatial strategy to deliver economic prosperity, create lifetime neighbourhoods, and protect and enhance the natural and built environment. The CSUCP covers the whole of the area within the administrative boundaries of Gateshead and Newcastle and includes strategic policies and specific policies for the urban core, sub-areas and sites.

Examination of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan

The plan was given to the Secretary of State for examination in February 2014. The Inspector found the Plan "sound", subject to a small number of changes known as 'Main Modifications'.

The Inspectors Report (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

Annex 1 - Main modifications (PDF) [20MB] (opens new window)

Adoption of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan

The plan was formally adopted by Gateshead Council on 26 March 2015:

Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010-2030 (PDF) [59MB] (opens new window)

Adoption Statement (PDF) [100KB] (opens new window)  

Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (PDF) [254KB] (opens new window)

Copies of these documents are available to view at Gateshead Council, second floor reception, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH, telephone 0191 433 3418, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, and at public libraries in Gateshead and Newcastle.

In accordance with Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) the plan forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Gateshead.

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Review of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) - March 2020

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Local Plans to be reviewed to assess whether they need updating at least once every five years, and should then be updated as necessary (paragraph 33).

Accordingly, Gateshead Council along with Newcastle City Council have reviewed the CSUCP to assess whether the policies require updating either in full or in part. The review includes an assessment of relevant factors and information as set out in Planning Policy Guidance (PPG), and an assessment of the performance of CSUCP policies using monitoring data collected by both authorities. The review has also been subject to the Duty to Cooperate, under which the authorities have engaged with neighbouring authorities and other statutory consultees.

The report concludes that there is currently no need to update the CSUCP or any of its component policies, as it continues to be in general conformity with the provisions of the NPPF and helps to deliver the key priorities and aims of both Councils. 

CSUCP Review Report - March 2020 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

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