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CIL set to become a reality in Newcastle and Gateshead

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is set to come into force in Newcastle and in Gateshead as early as November.

The levy is set to alter the landscape for a wide range of developers in both the residential and commercial sectors, with the potential to introduce significant additional costs.

What has happened?

The Examiner’s Report relating to Newcastle and Gateshead Councils’ Draft Community Infrastructure Charging Schedules has now been published.

The Report recommends that both Councils’ Charging Schedules should, subject to modifications, be adopted.

When do the schedules come into force?

Newcastle City Council has confirmed that the intention is for the Charging Schedule to be considered by Committees on 19 September and 2 November. If approved, the Charging Schedule will take effect on Monday 14 November.

Gateshead Council has similar intentions for their Charging Schedule to be considered by Committees on 1 and 10 November. If approved, it will take effect from early 2017.

What does this mean for developers?

Although certain reliefs and exemptions are available, the Community Infrastructure Levy will have an extremely wide application for both residential and commercial developers operating within Newcastle and Gateshead.

How can Ward Hadaway help?

For advice and information on the adoption and application of the new levy and how it could affect you, please contact a member of the planning team.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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