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Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule pdf icon PDF 69 KB



The Cabinet received a report which proposed that the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule was adopted for publication and implementation by Council, following the successful examination in public which took place on 5 November 2019 and the Examiners report which was received on 13 December 2019.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


The Lead Local Plan Consultant reported that consultation on the Draft CIL Charging Schedule had run from 7 June to 23 August 2019 and attracted a total of 50 representations. The Councils provided comments to the examiner that no modifications should be made as a result of the representations. At the Examination in Public Hearing on 5 November 2019 the Councils proposed a clarification to the definition of the category ‘large sites’ within the Draft Charging Schedule. On receipt of this the examiner invited all 50 people who made representations to comment on the clarification. This consultation ran from 11 November to 25 November 2019 and attracted a total of 5 comments. The examiner issued his report on 13 December 2019 which included agreement for the insertion of the clarification of ‘large sites’ into the final Charging Schedule.


Cabinet Members discussed the draft Charging Schedule. A comment was made that previously in the Chiltern District development had been on a small scale which had provided no contribution to infrastructure. Members noted that CIL was charged on a £s per square metre basis which related to development of buildings over 100 square metres new build floor space and the Council was setting a threshold whereby developments of 400 homes or more or on sites of 10 hectares or more will be CIL zero rated. On these developments, financial contributions would be negotiated and legally bound through Section 106 and Section 278 agreements. In all parishes 15% of CIL receipts would be passed to the relevant town or parish council for them to spend on local infrastructure projects or 25% where there was a neighbourhood plan in place.


A Council Member was invited to speak by the Chairman who commented that the Council could not afford infrastructure not being delivered and referred to a Government statements on the S106 system which highlighted the difficulty in ensuring that infrastructure projects were fully funded. The Member commented that the Council needed to be robust in negotiating viability assessments with developers, with Section 106 agreements being used to secure new infrastructure that was used to support individual development schemes and CIL being used to fund new infrastructure that was required to support a number of developments. The Council could consider using its compulsory purchase powers for planning purposes when faced with landowners reluctant to bring forward the development of sites allocated in the Local Plan.


An additional recommendation was therefore proposed as follows:-


“That on site developments of 400 housing units or more where the actual deliverability of the Council’s housing targets is being placed at risk by the failure of the developer to accept liability for the delivery of the approved scheme and  contributions towards specified infrastructure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.