CIL and planning obligations

Community Infrastructure Levy

We're progressing with work to introduce a planning charge (known as a levy) to raise money from new developments in this area, which will help fund the infrastructure needed to deliver the objectives of the Local Plan.

Examination

We submitted the Draft Charging Schedule and supporting documents to the Planning Inspectorate on Friday 12 April for examination. 

Examiner

Mike Hayden BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed by us as the Independent Examiner to examine the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Programme Officer

Joanna Vincent BA (Hons) has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination.

Joanna is independent of us and acts on behalf of the examiner to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. 

She is the contact point for anyone who has made representations on the Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) and will liaise between us, the examiner, and anyone else involved in the examination.

If you have a question about the timetable or the procedure, you should email [email protected]personaassociates.co.uk or call her on 01403 217 799 or 07483 133 975.

Examination documents

You can see all the evidence and other examination documents (including the Draft Charging Schedule) in the CIL examination library. This will be updated throughout the examination.

Latest news - final report issued

The Inspector issued his final report to us on 4 November 2019.

Read the Inspector's final report

If you want to see the final report in person, it's also available at the following locations:

  • Canterbury City Council - open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Herne Bay Library - open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Whitstable Library - open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Background

In 2018 we consulted on the plan to introduce a charge. See consultation details and the responses 

The responses we got were used to help us shape the Draft Charging Schedule, which went out for consultation between February and April of this year (2019). See consultation responses on the Draft Charging Schedule.

If you want to see these documents in person, they're also available at the following locations: