A multi-discplinary team of internal consultees, brought together under one team leader, to assist Development Management in delivering high quality and sustainable development in the Borough of Gateshead. Despite the team only being established in August 2018 the benefits of providing clear, effective and joined up advice on planning applications are clear, with over ???? new houses approved, nett gain in biodiversity increased and customer satisfaction improved. A one stop shop where the door is always open and where the emphasis is on finding solutions, not creating barriers.