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Plans approved for 12,500-capacity Gateshead entertainment venue and conference centre

Plans approved for 12,500-capacity Gateshead entertainment venue and conference centre

Plans have been approved for a 12,500-capacity entertainment arena, a conference and exhibition centre and a hotel on a car park site in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, despite recognition from planners that the scheme would be likely to result in "significant" demand on the local roads network.

New standard method would see 'large reductions' in housing requirements in the North, developers and consultants warn

New standard method would see 'large reductions' in housing requirements in the North, developers and consultants warn

The proposed new standard method for calculating housing need would see "large reductions" in housing requirements for urban centres in the North, undermining the Northern Powerhouse initiative, a group of over 60 housebuilders, developers, housing associations, consultancies and law firms has warned the government.

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