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The Avenues, Saltwell selective

Designation of The Avenues

The Saltwell ward contains the highest number of properties within the private rented sector within Gateshead. Monitoring and analysis of data collected for the area tells us that there are other areas within central Gateshead that are demonstrating indicators of low housing demand that may benefit from the intervention of selective landlord licensing such as:

  • low demand
  • high levels of occupancy turnover
  • empty properties
  • property value

We did not propose to seek designation in this area on the grounds of anti-social behaviour (ASB). However, as there is evidence that the area is disproportionately affected by ASB then support will be targeted as part of the proposed scheme to help reduce these problems as well as addressing refuse and fly tipping.

We consulted with residents, landlords and agents who live, own or manage properties in The Avenues in relation to the designation of the area and we asked their views. A clear majority (81%) of responding residents (mainly owner occupiers and private tenants) agreed that there is a need to licence private landlords in The Avenues.

The scheme will be implemented over three phases:

  • Phase 1 - 30 October 2018 - 29 October 2023
  • Phase 2 - 30 October 2019 - 29 October 2024
  • Phase 3 - 30 April 2020 - 29 April 2025

Odd numbered properties only on Rectory Road

Map showing the phases of SLL with The Avenues, Saltwell

Streets included within phases of The Avenues SLL

Public notice document

Contact us

Private Sector Housing Team
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre

0191 433 3365

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