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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. 

MetroGreen

We are preparing an Area Action Plan for the MetroGreen Area of Change. We have used the findings from the baseline and mitigation work as well as consultation feedback from previous consultations and workshops with key stakeholders to identify a preferred spatial option for the MetroGreen area.

The preferred spatial option includes 974 homes, 25,500 square metres of leisure development and ancillary uses and a 200 bed hotel that will support the role of the Intu Metrocentre.

The Pre-Consultation Options Report sets out the assessment of four spatial options and identification of a preferred option for the MetroGreen area. A Sustainability Appraisal has been carried out on the options and preferred option,

The feedback from this consultation will inform the MetroGreen Area Action Plan Draft Plan. 

Consultation 

If you have any representations to make on the Pre-Consultation Options Report or the Sustainability Appraisal, please do so in writing to ldf@gateshead.gov.uk

The Pre-Consultation Options Report and the Sustainability Appraisal can be found below.

MetroGreen and related reports are available to view on the MetroGreen webpage and evidence library. Paper copies of the Pre-Consultation Options Report and Sustainability Appraisal of the Options can be viewed at:

Gateshead Civic Centre 
Regent Street 
Gateshead 
NE8 1HH

Monday to Friday, 8.45 to 4.30pm

To view a paper version of the documents at the Civic Centre an appointment must be made due to social distancing requirements. To make an appointment please phone 0191 433 3499 or email ldf@gateshead.gov.uk

Consultation documents

Icon for pdf MetroGreen AAP Evidence Stage 2 Pre-Consultation Options Report [1.49MB]

Icon for pdf MetroGreen AAP Evidence Stage 2 Options Sustainability Appraisal [2.19MB]

Making Spaces for Growing Places

We submitted Part 3 of the Local Plan, Making Spaces for Growing Places (MSGP), which consists of development management policies and land allocations and designations, to the Secretary of State on the 12 April 2019. An independent Planning Inspector Joanna Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI was appointed. Public hearing sessions relating to MSGP took place between the 30 September and the 11 October 2019. All relevant reports and correspondence relating to the examination can be found on the examination web page

Following the examination hearing sessions and the submission of additional information requested by the Inspector, we are carrying out a period of consultation on the proposed main modifications to MSGP. 

Consultation 

If you have any representations to make on the proposed main modifications to MSGP or the associated Sustainability Appraisal addendum, please do so by writing to ldf@gateshead.gov.uk.
Please note that this consultation only relates to the proposed main modifications and the Sustainability Appraisal addendum. Comments relating to other aspects of MSGP will not be considered. Comments must be received by 18 September 2020. 

MSGP and other supporting documents are available to view on the MSGP webpage. paper copies of the plan, the proposed modification, proposals map, Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and SA addendum can be viewed at:

Gateshead Civic Centre 
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.30pm

To view a paper version of the documents at the Civic Centre an appointment must be made due to social distancing requirements. To make an appointment please phone 0191 433 3415 or email ldf@gateshad.gov.uk.

To assist with this consultation, the documents available to view include:

  • a schedule of additional modifications (these include minor typographical error corrections and factual updates) 
  • a 'tracked change' version of MSGP
  • consequential changes to the policies map

Please note that an updated Statement of Community Involvement as been published.

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]

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - second review for consultation 

In addition to the consultation on MSGP modifications,we are also consulting on an updated Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document second review. This update includes updates arising from the anticipated adoption of MSGP and also includes an updated monitoring framework, including fees. This can be viewed on below or by prior appointment at the Civic Centre as detailed above. Comments should be made in writing to LDF@gateshead.gov.uk by 18 September 2020.

If you have any queries please email us on ldf@gateshead.gov.uk

Icon for pdf Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document Second Review - July 2020 [442.36KB]

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