Implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy which the Council will charge on certain categories of new development in certain locations within Gateshead. The CIL was adopted by us on 10 November 2016, and the charges will be implemented across Gateshead's charging areas from 1 January 2017. Please note that any relevant planning applications that have not been determined before 1 January 2017 will be liable to pay the CIL.
The money raised through the Gateshead CIL Charging Schedule [2.33MB] will help to pay for infrastructure needed as a result of growth in Gateshead, as set out in the Regulation 123 Infrastructure List [124.62KB]. This includes primary schools, strategic transport and green infrastructure, and at Metrogreen, water and flood alleviation and mitigation, and green infrastructure.
Implementation of the CIL
A developer's guide [137.83KB] and frequently asked questions [61.03KB] document have been produced to set out in more detail how the CIL process will work. The CIL charging zones can also be viewed on the interactive policies map for Gateshead.
The CIL will be charged per square metre of additional floorspace on new development of more than 100sqm, new development less than 100sqm that results in the creation of a new dwelling and the conversion of a building not in lawful use which results in new dwellings.
The charges are based on viability taking into account the need to ensure an appropriate balance between the charging of development to help fund infrastructure, and ensuring the economic viability of development.
Planning obligations (secured by s.106 agreements) will still be required to address site specific issues such as the need for affordable housing, local infrastructure enhancements or site specific issues relating to mitigating the impact of a development. A Supplementary Planning Document (first review) [115.53KB] was adopted in December 2016 and has been published to provide clarity to developers, development management officers, stakeholders and local neighbourhoods regarding the basis on which site specific planning obligations will be sought to make a development acceptable in planning terms.
You can use our CIL Calculator [140KB] to calculate the charges for your development. Please save the excel document before using it. Please be aware that there are some rules regarding demolition and exemptions the calculator does not account for.
Spending the CIL
The CIL funds generated will be spent in accordance with the CIL Regulations (regulation 59) and in accordance with the Regulation 123List of Infrastructure. Up to 15% of levy receipts will be spent on local priorities in the area in which the permitted development occurs, including within Lamesley Parish, whilst 5% of the levy receipts can be spent on the costs of administering the levy.
Guidance on the following forms is set out in the CIL Developer Guide above.
Further general guidance on the Community Infrastructure Levy can be accessed by visiting:
Development and Public Protection
0191 433 3144