Planning for the Future - Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne 2010-2030

The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan is a strategic planning framework that will guide development in Newcastle and Gateshead to 2030. It is the first part of both councils Local Plan, containing an overall vision and spatial strategy to deliver economic prosperity and create lifetime neighbourhoods. The Plan 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

Gateshead and Newcastle councils submitted the Plan to the Secretary of State for examination in February 2014. Planning Inspector Mr Martin Pike BA MA MRTPI undertook an Examination in Public into the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan. Public hearing sessions were held in June, July and October 2014. Further details from the examination are available below.

The Inspector issued his Final Report in February 2015 and found the Plan “sound”, subject to a small number of changes known as ‘Main Modifications’.

Adoption of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan

The Plan was formally adopted by Newcastle City Council on 26 March 2015:

The Plan is available in smaller sections below:

Key Documents and Preparation of the Plan

A number of examination documents (PDF, 107.57KB) and supporting documents (PDF, 111.51KB) supported the Examination in Public, copies of these are available at request by contacting Planning Policy on the details provided below.

The following document outlines the key stages in the Plan development



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Page last updated: 
6 December 2018
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