Project

Gateshead Integrated ELR, SHLAA & OCS

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Lichfields was commissioned by Gateshead Council to undertake an integrated Employment Land Review, Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Office Capacity Study.  We used Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess potential development sites. This enabled the identification of a responsive portfolio of sites for new employment development and a range of sustainable and deliverable housing sites. The study demonstrates how all tiers of the spatial planning process can inform and influence sustainable development at a local level.

A comprehensive, combined study which provides an early example of the approach set out in PPS4, and will therefore be of significant interest to other authorities, as well as providing an integrated and robust evidence base for further work in Gateshead.

Gayle Wilson, Planning Policy Officer, GMBC