Newcastle Council is taking submissions from the public on its new planning rules for gas in homes and businesses. You can email climate-friendly councillors and the planning directorate asking for a more ambitious climate-friendly plan. Your email will be lodged as a formal submission.

The more submissions the council receives asking it to increase its ambition on all-electric requirements for new homes and businesses, the more likely it will be to listen to the community and pass more ambitious changes.

We’ll keep you in the loop on the next steps to ensure the council listens to the community in creating all-electric, gas-free new homes and businesses. The sooner you get your submission in, the better, as it’s more likely to influence the outcome. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2023.