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."

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Anger at new homes

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