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.
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).
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 joannavincent@
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.
The Council has submitted a response to the Examiner’s letter of 25 July 2019 which requested additional evidence following the examination hearing on 17 July. Both documents (referenced EX-23 and EX-24) can be found in the examination library.
Interested parties are invited to review the additional evidence in EX-24 and submit any comments in writing to the Examiner.
To allow further time for interested parties to respond to the additional evidence submitted by the Council on residential benchmark land values and professional fees and sales values for older persons housing, the Examiner has extended the deadline for comments to Monday, 2 September 2019.
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: