Anger at new homes

Residents in Dunston Hill in Gateshead are campaigning against the potential construction of 751 new homes on greenbelt land.

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Gateshead's 'growing population'

Gateshead Council says that its population has grown by 9,000 people in the last 10 years.

Paul Dowling, said: “We understand that a developer owns land close to Whickham Highway but any house building would be subject to the results of the decision next year."

Gateshead homes: the proposals

Gateshead Council wants to build 13,200 new homes across the borough over the next 20 years to meet population growth.

It is considering building some of the houses on greenbelt land, but still says it has to decide which sites are the most appropriate.