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Grant Rainey

Grant Rainey

Planning Policy Officer,
Gateshead Council

  • Translating housing growth into economic growth through Gateshead’s Housing Strategy and Economic Growth Plan by ensuring housing policies lead to more economically active households locating and staying within Gateshead
  • Producing a Joint Housing Investment Plan to support housing developments at 19 sites through the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership, which brings together Gateshead Council, Galliford Try and Home Group
  • Ensuring household and population growth are compatible with the growth of the local economy, calculating that 22,000 extra jobs would be compatible with projected growth
  • Obtaining independent economic growth projects that are closely measured against projected household/population variations to give Inspectors more confidence in the plan
  • Achieving growth rates beyond the northern average through this co-ordinated, joined up growth acceleration plan