Gibside Estate has submitted plans to Gateshead Council to remove the over-flow car park within the walled garden and to restore it to garden use. The replacement parking will be provided within the West Wood (main car park) and at the Warren Haugh (over-flow car park).
Both these areas are located on the left of the main drive up to the estate from Busty Bank. The West Wood area is currently planted up by the Forestry Commission and the Warren Haugh is agricultural/grazing land.
Over both car parks, 365 new spaces will be provide. This is less than the 380 spaces within the walled garden at present.
A new admissions hut is also proposed at the Warren Haigh car park.