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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Government in 2010. The CIL is a new system of planning charges for the funding of a wide range of infrastructure. The CIL will largely replace the existing system of Section 106 obligations.

It is up to each District Council to produce a 'Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule'. The Charging Schedule lays out the charges that will have to be paid to fund new infrastructure.

The District Council has now submitted its draft Charging Schedule for examination which will be followed by the adoption of a final Charging Schedule.

The latest CIL timetable can be found in the Local Development Scheme, which came into effect on the 1st May 2013. For further information, please see:

October 2013 - Draft Charging Schedule Submission

Following Mid Sussex District Council’s publication of its draft Charging Schedule from Monday 8th July 2013 until Monday 19th August 2013, the Draft Charging Schedule was submitted for examination on the 25th October 2013.

The CIL will now be subject to an independent examination conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. Examination progress and copies of all the submission documents are available on the CIL Examination page which will be updated as and when the Council receives further information.  

In line with Regulation 19 of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended) , a Statement of Modifications outlining minor amendments to the Draft Charging Schedule has been produced and is available to view here:

Previous Stages

July 2013 - Draft Charging Schedule Consultation

Following approval by Council in June 2013, Mid Sussex District Council published its draft Charging Schedule and consulted on this and the supporting documents from Monday 8th July 2013 until Monday 19th August 2013 in line with Regulation 16 and 17 of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended).

The consultation draft Charging Schedule and charging maps are available to view here: 

The Statement of Representations which accompanied the publication can be viewed here:

There are also several supporting documents which inform the draft Charging Schedule:

The Draft Infrastructure Plan identifies the type, location and estimated cost of the infrastructure required to support new development in Mid Sussex as set out in the proposed submission District Plan.

The Viability Assessment for Community Infrastructure Levy and Affordable Housing looks at the viability of housing and commercial development in Mid Sussex. In connection with the publication of the draft Charging Schedule, a 2013 update to the Viability Assessment has been produced.  

June 2013

Mid Sussex District Council produced a draft Charging Schedule together with a supporting Community Involvement Plan and Equalities Impact Assessement which was considered by the Scrutiny Committee for Planning and Economic Development on the 4th June 2013 and approved for publication by Council on the 19th June 2013. For further information and copies of all the papers, please see:

May 2012

Members of the Mid Sussex District Council Scrutiny Committee for Planning and Economic Development met on 30th May 2012 to review the progress made on the District Plan and the Draft Community Infrastructure Charging Schedule. For further information, please see:

April 2012 - Consultation Feedback

Members of the Better Environment Advisory Group considered the issues raised during the consultation on the preliminary draft Charging Schedule (February-March 2012) at their meeting on the 25th April 2012. The report can be viewed using the link below:

February-March 2012 - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation

A preliminary draft Charging Schedule was published for public consultation between the 9th February and the 21st March 2012 as the first step in setting a Community Infrastructure Levy in Mid Sussex. The District Council has taken into account all comments made during this consultation which will inform the publication of the Draft Charging Schedule. The preliminary draft Charging Schedule is available below:

 

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