Newcastle launches levy consultation

Newcastle City Council has launched a public consultation on its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) preliminary draft charging schedule.

CIL is a new levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area.

Its consultation programme will run from 20 June until 13 September.

At present, the Council’s plans include two separate zones with different rates for residential and commercial development.

Residential rates are suggested at £88 per square metre in ‘Zone A’ and £16 per square metre in ‘Zone B’. At the moment, the local authority does not intend to impose a charge on residential development elsewhere in the charging area.

Meanwhile, commercial development levies will be spilt across three zones, which include the City Centre (Zone One), an area north of the city to the north west (Zone Two) and an area which is not characterised as a ‘zone’ but will cover anywhere outside of Zones One or Two.

Charges for this type of development are more complex in nature and have been broadly categorised as follows:

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the charges are too high? This is now you opportunity to object or make comment!

If you would like more information on this consultation programme or would like a member of our planning team to make a representation to the Council on your behalf, please contact either myself on 0191 269 0164 or Sean Hedley on 0191 269 0140.

Emma Hulley
Assistant Planner
(0191) 269 0164