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CIL and planning obligations

Community Infrastructure Levy examination

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.


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


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] 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.

Final report

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

Read the Inspector's final report

We've produced a Section 213 (3B) report, which sets out how we have made changes to the Charging Schedule in response to the Examiner's recommendations.


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.