Plans to build thousands of new homes on Tyneside

More than 30,000 homes could be built across Newcastle and Gateshead.

The plans are part of a long term framework for economic growth and have been discussed this morning by both councils.

Helen Ford reported live on our lunch time bulletin.

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Thousands of new homes planned for green belt

There are plans to build more than 30,000 homes across Newcastle and Gateshead. Three quarters of them would be built on brownfield sites with the rest earmarked for green belt.