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Making Spaces for Growing Places

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MSGP will form Part 3 of our Local Plan following the adoption of the Icon for pdf Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle [59.93MB] which forms parts 1 and 2. MSGP intends to:

  • set out detailed policies to both assist applicants, and inform decisions made on planning applications

  • allocate land for particular types of development

  • designate land on the basis of its use or quality, including conservation areas, retail centres and local wildlife sites, for example

  • identify areas where there may be limitations on development.

Once adopted, the policies and allocated sites set out in MSGP will support the implementation of strategic priorities set out in the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan. MSGP will also supersede most of the remaining saved policies from Icon for pdf Gateshead's Unitary Development Plan (2007). [21.56MB]


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. 

The Council received the Inspectors Report for Making Spaces for Growing Places and a corresponding Schedule of Main Modifications.

The report concludes that the Making Spaces for Growing Places Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Local Plan Document for Gateshead provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the borough, provided that a number of main modifications (MMs) are made to it.

Copies of the Inspectors Report and the Schedule of Main Modifications are available to view at the Civic Centre during office hours by prior appointment only. To make an appointment please email .

Icon for pdf Gateshead MSGP Report [349.8KB]

Icon for pdf Schedule of Main Modifications [789.38KB]

For all updates and news relating to the MSGP Examination, please visit our MSGP examination page.

Contact us

Spatial Planning and Housing Strategy
Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3000

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