On 2 November 2016 the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Newcastle upon Tyne was adopted at the City Council meeting. On 3 November 2016 the CIL Charging Schedule was published to take effect on 14 November 2016.

The Report made under Section 213 (3B) of the Planning Act (pdf, 215kb) sets out the City Council’s changes made to the Newcastle Submission Draft Charging Schedule Incorporating Modifications (CIL Regulation 19 (A)) in response the CIL Examiner’s recommended Modifications. The Adopted Charging Schedule , including Charging Zone Maps 1 and 2 (both pdf,4mb),  incorporated the changes made to satisfy the requirements of Section 212 of the Planning Act.

These documents are also available to view at the inspection venues at Civic Centre Customer Service Centre and the City Library

  • Newcastle City Council, Customer Service Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30pm)
  • Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX ((Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm )

Guidance on CIL charging is available here.


On 8 February 2016 Newcastle City Council submitted Newcastle’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) and related evidence to an independent examiner for examination.

The Planning Inspectorate appointed an independent examiner to examine Newcastle’s CIL at a public hearing.

Modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule

The council published Proposed Modifications to the DCS. The Statement of Modifications (PDF, 288.22KB) set out the changes which the council made to the DCS since its consultation in October 2015. The Statement of Modifications has been made in accordance with Regulation 19 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (amended). The council prepared a Compliance Statement  (PDF, 111.93KB) which demonstrates how the council has met its legislative and legal requirements.

Request to be heard

In accordance with the regulations, any person is invited to make representations solely on the proposed modifications and can request to be heard at the examination in public. Requests to be heard must include details of the modifications on which the person wishes to be heard (by reference to the Statement of Modifications). Additional detail is sought in relation to whether those requesting to be heard support or oppose the modifications and why. The council will submit a copy of each request it receives to the Examiner. Requests to be heard may be withdrawn at any time by giving notice in writing to the council. Please note that representations received cannot be treated as confidential.

Any comments on the modification or requests to be heard by the Examiner must be made in writing within four weeks of the date of the submission, by 5pm on 7 March 2016 by

Email:, or

Post: Newcastle City Council, Planning Policy, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH


Key evidence documents are available on the CIL evidence library webpage.

Viewing documentation

The council has prepared a Statement of Fact (PDF, 148.83KB) which set out where the DCS and relevant documents are available for Inspection.

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer is the contact point for any person who has made representations at the submission stage, and as a liaison between the examiner, the council and examination participants. They will act independently on behalf of the examiner to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process and is the first point of contact for any questions relating to timetabling or procedural matters. All statements will need to be submitted through the programme officer and any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the examiner will also need to be submitted via the programme officer.

The Council has appointed Brian Wilson as the Programme Officer. He can be contacted via:

Brian Wilson
CIL Programme Officer
Legal, Democratic and Property Services,
Corporate Services and Governance,
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH.

Telephone no: (0191) 433 2145


Examination updates

Latest updates on the CIL examination in public will be available on the examination news page.

Page last updated: 
14 November 2017
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