Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Committee - Tuesday, 21st March, 2023 1.30 pm

Venue: Chopwell Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen Wade email: 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the last meeting.


RESOLVED - That the minutes of the last meeting be approved as a correct record.


Gateshead Stadium Safety Certificate pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Economy, Innovation and Growth


The Committee received a report seeking approval to update and amend the General Safety Certificate (No. 25c) or the Gateshead International Stadium.


The Committee were advised on the background and management changes that have taken place at Gateshead International Stadium since November 2019.


The Committee were informed of the results on the Annual Inspection Report which recommends the new safe capacity is 8156 (maximum possible seating capacity is 11939).


The Committee also received an update on the East Terrace Canopy following on from damage sustained in the storms of 2019, the safe capacity has been assessed and reduced from 4044 to 2426. The Committee will receive a further update on the future of the East Terrace Canopy once a longer term solution has been assessed and agreed by the Council.


The Committee were advised of general updates, pertaining to floodlight improvements and the options appraisal for the Stadium; which will consider the future operating model for the Stadium.


As part of the options appraisal, the management and maintenance of the Gateshead International Stadium General Safety Certificate and any future implication will be considered and reported to Committee at a later date.




That the information be noted



The Committee approved the amendments to Gateshead International Stadium General Safety certificate to reflect the revised safe capacity assessment as set out in the report.




Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee may wish to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds indicated:


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Paragraphs of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972




That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the remaining business in accordance with Paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.



Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Issues (Paragraph 7)

Report of the Service Director, Climate Change, Compliance, Planning & Transport


            Reference                                                       Issue


1.               RC.03.23                                                         Grant of Private Hire Vehicle                                                                                        Licence          




That the information be noted



That the item be adjourned pending the provision of a full service/MOT testing history for the vehicle.