The Rural Economic Strategy was developed to look at the economic issues facing the rural area and to outline a plan of action to work with partners to help bring new jobs and employment opportunities.
The Strategy looks to build on the strengths of the area including its outstanding natural and historic environment. It is based on three key themes of Business – encouraging economic growth in rural communities, People – developing the local labour market to meet the needs of the rural economy and Place – creating successful and resilient rural communities.
The Strategy was approved in 2012 and identified developing tourism, land and property assets, and the food and drink industry as its main priorities.
The Strategy covers the wards of Chopwell & Rowlands Gill, Crawcrook & Greenside, Lamesley, Ryton, Crookhill & Stella, Winlaton & High Spen, and Whickham South & Sunniside (see map below).
Consultation has now started on a refresh of the Strategy. Please complete the survey below to help us to review the Strategy and develop our priorities for 2015-20.
By clicking on the 'take part' button
Gateshead Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Ravensworth Terrace Primary School, Birtley Lane, Birtley, DH3 2PP, to take effect from 1st September 2016 and to build a new two form entry school on a new site to the south of Mount Pleasant Road to replace the existing one form entry school.
You can view the full proposal document and aerial photograph showing the existing and proposed sites below.
Details of how to respond to the proposal can be found in the "Complete Proposal" document below.
Related documents (which were part of the earlier consultation stages) can be accessed here by searching for Ravensworth.
The Borough of Gateshead currently has a high level of obesity, and in line with Vision 2030, the Council's aim is to reduce levels of obesity within the Borough substantially. In addition the Gateshead Council Approach to Healthy Weight (May 2014) sets out the ambition to reduce the number of obese children in year 6 to less than 10% by 2025. The link between planning and health has been set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and is integrated in our emerging Local Plan. One of the ways in which planning can have the greatest impact on health, and in particular obesity levels, is the restriction of new hot food takeaways. This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is one component in the wider Council Health and Wellbeing Strategy for tacking unhealthy lifestyles and obesity. This Supplementary Planning Document sets out the Council’s priorities and objectives in relation to planning control of hot food takeaways. It builds on existing and emerging policy in relation to health and wellbeing. We would welcome comments and suggestions on the Supplementary Planning Document. Part 2, Guidance, is the most relevent section to read to be able to answer the questions in the survey.
You can complete our short survey by clicking on the 'Take Part' button.
Gateshead Council is committed to delivering high quality housing set within an attractive environment which meets the needs of people. ‘Making it Happen’ provides developers with guidance and information on how to create attractive new neighbourhoods. ‘Making it Happen’ focusses specifically on residential developments over 10 units in size providing more detailed guidance and advice to developers on a range of subjects. It is intended to assist developers when preparing proposals and detailed plans for housing sites. The document sets out design guidance in relation to issues such as streets, architecture, how houses are arranged and laid out, drainage, green spaces and parking.We want to know what is important to you in a new housing development and make sure we are encouraging developers to focus on the things that you believe make a great place to live. We would welcome your comments and views in relation to the content of this document which you can download below.
You can complete our short online survey by clicking on the 'Take Part' button.
The Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board is required to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) to assess the health needs of the population, current pharmaceutical provision and any gaps in provision. Comments are welcomed on the draft PNA.
You can download the draft PNA below.
Please provide us with your comments by clicking on the 'Take Part' button above.
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