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Development opportunities in Gateshead

We are looking to work with developers, residents and partners across the borough to help us build the homes we need.

We need to build 11,000 new homes and develop between 70-120ha of employment land up to 2030, as set out in the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan.

The council, as a major landowner, has an important role to play in ensuring this need is met.

We have an ongoing commitment to accelerating the building of homes and providing the business space we need, through a timely and coordinated disposal programmes.

Initially, we are considering land for housing. This will evolve to include employment land.

There is also currently an Open Space Assessment being carried out which may identify areas where there is a surplus of open space.

Our portfolio

Our land portfolio is spread over 100 sites across the borough. They vary greatly in size, location and types of development. 

The sites, including brownfield sites, offer opportunities for a wide range of partners, from individuals interested in self-build through to major developers looking to invest in Gateshead.

Details of sites and buildings with development potential are available  on the map included in Appendix B (PDF) [649KB] (opens new window) .

If you are interested in sites which we currently have available for sale, details can be found on our property and land to let and buy page.

Contact information


If you have specific queries in relation to land or property which is not currently for sale which you consider to be in council ownership, contact


If you are a developer or registered provider and wish to discuss the potential to deliver housing in the borough, contact

Self-build, custom build and community-led housing

Opportunities may become available in the future, if you would like to register your interest in the meantime, please contact

Funding opportunities

If you have a development proposal in Gateshead we may be able to signpost you to accessing available funding. Contact