Policy paper

City Deal: Newcastle

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The City Deal for Newcastle is part of the first wave of City Deals to get the go-ahead from government.



The deal includes plans to:

  • create an Accelerated Development Zone (ADZ) for Newcastle and Gateshead to unlock city centre growth
  • secure a further £500 million in private sector investment into the marine and offshore sector
  • establish Newcastle as a low carbon Pioneer City, working in partnership to accomplish its smart city ambitions and carbon reduction target of 34% by 2020
  • improve employment opportunities
  • develop a Joint Investment Plan with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), using HCA resources and Newcastle’s £25 million Future Homes Fund, to create 15,000 homes within Newcastle’s urban area
  • reduce congestion on the A1 Western Bypass, working with government and local partners to reduce journey times on one of the most congested links in the national network
  • invest in super-connected broadband infrastructure