Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) consultation underway

Published Thursday, 1 February 2018

Consultation about the council’s proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS), is underway and responses are being invited by Friday 9 March 2018.

The 6 week consultation period gives an opportunity for comment about the CIL, which is a levy that allows local authorities to raise funds from new development towards the infrastructure needed because of that development.  The CIL will provide infrastructure to support the development of an area and will be used for specific projects selected by the council from the final Regulation 123 list of infrastructure projects.  It will also work in tandem with a smaller number of S106 Legal Agreements which are used where necessary to make an individual planning application acceptable in planning terms.   

“When development takes place, often, new or updated infrastructures, such as roads are needed.  Residents in a new housing development will need access to medical or educational facilities for instance and the CIL is the mechanism to make sure that these costs are factored into the planning process providing developers with more certainty up front. They will know how much they will need to contribute before they submit a planning application and can factor this in when they are budgeting to decide if a development is viable. The CIL largely replaces the old S106 agreement system. I would encourage interested parties to look at the proposals on our website and respond as they see fit” said Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation.     

If and when, the Community Infrastructure Levy is adopted, it will be applied as a statutory charge. The CIL’s Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) document represents the first stage of public consultation on the proposed charges, which would apply borough wide.  

As well as inviting comments on the PDCS, views and responses are invited on the relevant evidence base documents, which include a Viability Assessment Report, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), background evidence paper on Section 106 Monies Raised and Affordable Housing Provision, and an Indicative Regulation 123 list.  

The consultation information and documents are available at www.bromley.gov.uk/consultation or alternatively the PDCS is available at the Main Reception, Civic Centre and all Bromley Libraries.   

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