In layman’s terms, this is an opportunity to provide the Council with feedback on their proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which is intended to charge housing developers money to support infrastructure growth. In their own words:
Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
Notice of public consultation
In parallel with the progress of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (Malvern Hills, Worcester & Wychavon Councils) are synchronising the process of preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a new charge that local authorities in England can place on new development in their area. The money generated through the levy will contribute to the funding of infrastructure to support growth in South Worcestershire.
A Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule has been developed which sets out the proposed charging rates for South Worcestershire. The Councils consider that the preliminary draft charging schedule, based on viability evidence, strikes an appropriate balance between contributing to funding infrastructure and not putting development across South Worcestershire at risk.
Consultation on the preliminary draft charging schedule will take place between 27th September 2013 and 8th November 2013. Representations must be received by 5pm on 8th November 2013.
A copy of the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, supporting documents and the CIL timeline can be viewed via the following link:
Further documentation can be viewed via the South Worcestershire Development Plan website (provide a link to website). Alternatively, the material can be viewed at the Council offices in Malvern, Worcester or Pershore or at County Hall.
We welcome your comments via the following means by 5pm, on 8th November 2013:
- Email: [email protected]
- Post: South Worcestershire Development Plan, Orchard House, Farrier Street, Worcester WR1 3BB
(Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and will be available as public documents.)
Representations received on the preliminary draft charging schedule will be considered in preparing a final charging schedule. Representations will be invited on a final charging schedule prior to an examination in public by an independent Planning Inspector.