Open for Business

We’re building a new website for East Devon and want to know what you think.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Examination Hearing Session for the East Devon Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) has now been concluded. The Council has received two letters from the Inspector: PDF file CIL letter no.1 (24KB Portable Document Format - 23 April 2014 - PDF Help) and PDF file CIL letter no.2 (49KB Portable Document Format - 29 April 2014 - PDF Help). Due to the current delay in the Local Plan Examination, the Inspector has stated that he will not be producing his report on the CIL Examination at this stage. The Council has responded in a PDF file letter to the Inspector dated 29 April 2014 (41KB Portable Document Format - 30 April 2014 - PDF Help) and another PDF file letter to the inspector dated 29 August 2014 (64KB Portable Document Format - 02 September 2014 - PDF Help).

Examination Hearing Session
The CIL Examination Hearing Session took place on Thursday 13 March 2014 and has now closed. The Inspector appointed to conduct the Examination is Mr Anthony Thickett BA(hons) BTP MRTPI Dip RSA and the Council now awaits his report. Further information regarding the CIL and Local Plan Examinations is available on the Programme Officer webpage.

Submission for Examination
In accordance with Regulation 19 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), the documents submitted for examination were as follows:

The PDF file East Devon CIL Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) (5614KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2013 - PDF Help);

The PDF file Consultation Statement (1002KB Portable Document Format - 19 December 2013 - PDF Help);

The PDF file CIL Representation Library (564KB Portable Document Format - 16 July 2013 - PDF Help) (containing links to all the representations made in accordance with Regulation 17 of the afore-mentioned Regulations);

The PDF file CIL Document Library (705KB Portable Document Format - 24 April 2014 - PDF Help) (containing links to all the CIL documentation and evidence). Please note this is a live document that will be updated as and when is necessary.

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan also underpins the infrastructure evidence on the CIL.

Any queries relating or relevant to the CIL Examination should be directed to the Programme Officer, Miss Amanda Polley. Amanda's contact details are available on the Programme Officer webpage.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Planning Act (2008) and is defined in the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended 2011, 2012 and 2013). These allow local authorities to levy a charge on new development to help pay for required and identified infrastructure.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) intends to adopt a CIL Charging Schedule in tandem with the New Local Plan in 2014 following examination later in 2013. This means that from adoption onwards, any 'CIL liable' development as identified in the Charging Schedule will need to pay a charge towards the Council to be spent on infrastructure around the district.

Setting the CIL must take into account viability. EDDC has commissioned Three Dragons Ltd and Peter Brett Associates to conduct a CIL viability assessment. By studying examples of existing and potential development sites and applying different charging rates, the viability assessment has been able to ensure that the charges set are low enough to be reasonable and affordable for the majority of developments, as well as being high enough to fund infrastructure projects at a reasonable rate.

CIL will be charged on a per m2 basis on developments as set out in the Charging Schedule. The money collected through CIL will then help to fund infrastructure identified in the "Regulation 123" list.

Page last updated on 14 November 2014