Planning policy and the Local Plan

Planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) ensure that development contributes to the improvement of the Borough’s environment and facilities. This page also details arrangements for carbon offsetting payments.​​​​​​ 

Find out more about CIL and whether you will need to make a payment on the Planning Portal website.   

The Newham CIL Charging Schedule was adopted by a meeting of Full Council on Monday 30 September 2013 (effective from1st January 2014), following conclusion of the public examination and receipt of the Inspector’s Report (PDF) on 22nd July 2013.   

Section 106 Agreements 

Your application may need a Section 106 Agreement (S.106). These are legal documents that set out terms for development and the public benefit to come from it. One example might be a condition that affordable units must make up 50 per cent of a new housing development. S.106 agreements can also be a source of funding for, for example, transport and parks in Newham. 

 If you want to know how much money we get from Section 106 Agreements and how much we spend, read the latest re​port (PDF)​

The Council produce an Annual Planning Obligations report which includes the Section 106 monies we secure, receive and spend for each financial year.   

Please refer to the following links to view the requested information: 

A planning permission and the associated Deed of Planning Obligation will typically establish the agreed housing mix / tenure of a development.  Should a Developer or Land Owner wish to increase the amount of affordable housing a scheme will deliver the Local Planning Authority would welcome the opportunity to engage on this matter by way of a planning application which would be accompanied by modifications to the Deed of Planning Obligation.  The planning application will be assessed with a formal decision being issued by the Local Planning Authority in due course. 

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy? 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a payment made by a developer to the council per square metre of new floorspace. 
The payment goes towards the cost of new infrastructure such as schools, transport links and open spaces to support new housing and jobs. 
We also collect CIL on behalf of the Mayor of London to fund regionally-significant projects like Crossrail. Visit the GLA website for more details about the Mayoral CIL and to view the associated Charging Schedule. 

There are two charging schedules in effect within Newham as the Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) act as the Local Planning Authority for different parts of the borough. For development within the LLDC area please contact the LLDC for further information. 

Details of the Newham CIL Charging Schedule, Instalment Policy and infrastructure that could be delivered by the Levy are as follows: 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Annual Rate Summary 2021 

 In accordance with Regulation 121C of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 (as amended), the London Borough of Newham as a CIL charging authority is issuing this Annual CIL Rate Summary effective from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2021.

This document provides guidance on how indexation will affect CIL rates for CIL liable development across the borough for the calendar year 2021.

Read the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Annual CIL Rate Summary 2021.

Infrastructure List

The Infrastructure List will be updated annually and sets out the types of infrastructure or projects which may be funded by Newham’s strategic CIL receipts.

Read the current CIL Infrastructure List (PDF)

Annual report

We are required to publish an annual report that sets out CIL receipts and expenditure for the past financial year, please find the latest version below:

We are aware that there have been incidents of fraudulent emails claiming to from other local authorities changing the bank details associated with CIL payments. Newham Council is not aware of any data breaches or hacking of the Council’s emails in relation to CIL notices. If you receive a liability notice or a demand notice and would like to speak to the Council about this please call 020 3732024, or call the Council’s switchboard and ask to speak to the ‘Investment Team’.