Central Bedfordshire Council is publishing the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule from Monday 13 July 2015 for a period of six weeks until Monday 24 August and are inviting you to express your views by taking part in the consultation.
Have Your Say
The easiest way to have your say is online via our website at: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/planning/strategic-planning/cil.aspx.
You can also email your response form to [email protected], or by post to Freepost RSJS GBBZ SRZT, CIL Consultation, Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ.
The documents have been made available to view at the Council Offices in Chicksands and Dunstable (opening times from 8:30 to 17:00 Mon -Thurs and 8:30 - 16:00 on Friday) and the main libraries across Central Bedfordshire (opening times vary).
What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It largely replaces the use of section 106 agreements and came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. It is a tariff that is calculated per metre of net additional floorspace on new development although a number of exemptions apply. The Draft Charging Schedule sets out the proposed rates by area and use for Central Bedfordshire.
This is a formal stage of consultation and the comments made (or representations) will be considered by an independent Planning Inspector. We initially consulted on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule in January 2013 so this is an opportunity for people to comment on the changes that have been made to the proposed CIL charging rates as a result of the last consultation and as a result of refreshed viability evidence.
A number of supporting documents including the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Viability Study are being published alongside the CIL Draft Charging Schedule document.
If you have any queries about the Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact the Strategic Planning Team by phone on 0300 300 4353 or email [email protected]