Decision details

Neasham Road Gas Governor/Levisham Lane

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Economic Growth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Northern Gas Networks have a lease of an existing Gas Governor House on Neasham Road from the Council which has 47 years unexpired. The site is currently only accessed on foot from Neasham Road with engineers and maintenance vehicles having to park on Neasham Road in an unsafe manner. NGN wish to extend their operational area with a new lease to allow the building to be accessed from the rear. Their proposal is to form a new access along the abandoned section of Levisham Lane (which was realigned to allow a safer exit onto Neasham Road) so that vehicles can access and park safely. This area should only need some gravel overlaying as the former road should still be under the fallen leaves and scrub that have accumulated. The proposed track is through an area which has become wooded but it is outside the area of the Brankin Moor Local Nature Reserve and there are no significant trees which will need to be removed.
Rent £400 pa with 5 yearly reviews.


Approval requested.
Extension to Gas Governor site to allow for a safe access from Levisham Lane rather than engineers having to park and access from Neasham Road.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 01/12/2022

Date of decision: 25/11/2022