Community Infrastructure Levy: Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation
Friday, August 7, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Mid Sussex District Council is consulting on its Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a system of planning charges that Local Authorities can levy on new building projects to increase the amount of money available for community facilities such as schools, community services, sports and leisure facilities. The charges applied to new development are contained in a document called a Charging Schedule which is now being consulted on in its ‘preliminary draft’ form.
The proposed rates in the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule would significantly increase the amount of funding available for infrastructure improvements, compared to the current system of Section 106 planning obligation agreements. This will help to ensure delivery of sustainable communities and that new development is accompanied by necessary infrastructure provision and funding.
The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule sets out the Council’s initial proposals for the Levy for public consultation. The Council will take into account the comments it receives when firming up its proposals for the Draft Charging Schedule. The Draft Charging Schedule will be subject to a further stage of consultation and examination before it can be introduced.
Environment and Planning