Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The consultation on the East Devon Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (4890KB Portable Document Format - 06 February 2013 - PDF Help) has now ended. Representations were invited to be made from Friday 8 February 2013 until 12 noon on Friday 22 March 2013.
The Planning Policy team is now analysing these representations which will inform the production of a Draft Charging Schedule. It is anticipated that a Draft Charging Schedule will be published for consultation in June 2013.
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). 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 (this will accompany the Draft Charging Schedule).
The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule was supported by a CIL Background Report (927KB Portable Document Format - 24 January 2013 - PDF Help) and the Viability Study (1326KB Portable Document Format - 23 January 2013 - PDF Help) and technical annexe (1451KB Portable Document Format - 23 January 2013 - PDF Help) produced by Three Dragons and Peter Brett Associates.
Page last updated on 1 May 2013