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Northumberland & Gateshead PABR

This page provides information on the Northumberland County Council and Gateshead Borough Council Principal area boundary review.

On 15 May 2012 we published our final recommendations on the principal area boundary review between Northumberland County Council and Gateshead Councils.

Read our final recommendations report on Northumberland and Gateshead (PDF)

A map of the area is available on page five of the above report.

We have now completed our principal area boundary review (PABR) of the boundary between Northumberland County Council and Gateshead Councils.

Opinion survey

We would like to invite you to participate in our online opinion survey. This survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, in order to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the survey. Click here to go to the opinion survey.

From 24 January 2012 - 6 March 2012 the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) consulted local residents on plans to re-draw a council boundary in the area around Ravenside Bungalow.

Consultation closed on 6 March 2012. 

Below are the submissions we received:

Northumberland County Council (PDF)

Cllr Horncastle (PDF)

Hedley Parish Council (PDF)

Mr and Mrs Mabbott (PDF)

At present, the existing boundary locates Ravenside Bungalow on the side of Gateshead Council. However, the property is registered with Northumberland County Council, to which it also pays council tax, and is separated from its only neighbours on Ravenside Farm by the existing administrative boundary. Furthermore, Ravenside Bungalow is only accessible from the Northumberland side of the boundary, which means that that it is not possible for residents to access the remainder of the borough of Gateshead without first going through Northumberland County Council area.

The draft recommendations are that the administrative council boundary is changed so that Ravenside Bungalow is transferred from the borough of Gateshead into the county of Northumberland.

Read our PABR report on Northumberland & Gateshead (PDF)

A map of the area is available on page five of the above report.  

You may wish to read our guidance on principle area boundary reviews - PABR technical guidance (PDF) or visit our page on PABR's for more information.