Gateshead Council - CIL charging schedule adopted

Gateshead Council adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule on 10 November 2016.

Gateshead Council have decided to adopt their CIL charging schedule at a meeting of their City Council that was held on 10 November 2016. The levy will be implemented in the City from 1 January 2017.

Previous Progress

The Examiner's report on the Gateshead CIL draft charging schedule was issued on 17 August 2016. the examiner found that provided clarifications and boundary changes were made the draft charging schedule would provide an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the Borough. The draft charging schedule was examined jointly with that of Newcastle.

The Newcastle City Council had published its first preliminary draft charging schedule in June 2012 but did not progress to the next stage of producing a draft charging schedule. However since the CIL regulations have changed the Council has decided to produce a new preliminary draft charging schedule. A consultation on the previous preliminary draft ran between 20 June 2012 and 13 September 2013.

The June 2012 preliminary draft had similar rates to the revised preliminary draft including: Three residential charging zones with rates of £88, £16 and £0 per m2. Three hotel charging zones with rates of £3, £40 and £0 per m2. Two shared or student accommodation charging zones with rates of £16 and £0 per m2. Supermarkets would be charged £128 per m2. Two small scale retail charging zones with rates of £128 and £0 per m2. Two large scale retail charging zones with rates of £128 and £80 per m2. And two office charging zones with rates of £64 and £0 per m2. There would have been no charge for all other uses.

The revised preliminary draft charging had been published jointly by Newcastle City Council Gateshead Council for a second round of consultation that was held between 22 April 2015 and 20 May 2015. The preliminary draft charging schedule had proposed applying the small scale retail and retail warehouse development rates to all "A" use class developments.

Newcastle City Council had published its CIL draft charging schedule for a consultation that ran between 26 October 2015 and 6 December 2015.  The draft charging schedule has restricted the small scale retail rate to A1 developments, and the large scale comparison retail rate to retail warehouse and vehicle sales developments.

Newcastle City Council then submitted their CIL draft charging schedule along with a statement of modifications for examination on 8 February 2016. The statement of modifications was available for consultation until 7 March 2016.

The statement of modifications included proposals to lower the rate for student and shared housing developments in the zone where they will be charged from £80 to £50 per m2. The rate for supermarket developments would also be reduced from £30 to £10 per m2. The rate for vehicle sales  was also removed by the modifications. Examination hearings were held on 21 and 22 April 2016.

Approved rates include:

- Three residential charging zones with rates of £60, £30 and £0 per m2.

- Two student/shared accommodation charging zones with rates of £50 and £0 per m2.

- Two hotel development charging zones with rates of £40 and £0 per m2.

- Two charging zones for small retail developments (A1) with rates of £30 and £0 per m2.

- Supermarket developments (A1) will be charged £10 per m2.

- Two charging zones for retail warehouse developments (A1) with rates of £50 and £0 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.CIL Charging Schedule Adopted


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