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- Planning Policy
- 5 Year Housing Supply
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- CIL Draft Charging Schedule
- CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
- CIL Submission Charging Schedule
- Community Infrastructure Levy Examination
- Core Strategy
- Core Strategy Examination
- Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisals
- District Heating
- Duty to Co-operate
- Evidence Base
- Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath SPD
- Green Belt Review
- Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan
- Housing Trajectory
- Local Development Scheme
- Local Plan Review
- Monitoring Information
- Neighbourhood Plans
- Parish Plans
- Planning Policy Consultation Viewer
- Site Allocations Plan
- Site Allocations Plan Sustainability Appraisals
- Statement of Community Involvement
- Supplementary Guidance and Documents
- Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule - Oct 2013 (990KB PDF)
- Stratford-on-Avon CIL - Economic Viability Study - PBA Sept 2013 (1588KB PDF)
- Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan - Oct 2013 (186KB PDF)
- Assessment of Potential New Settlements and Sustainable Urban Extensions - July 2013 (2425KB PDF)
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Community Infrastructure Levy
The 2008 Planning Act provided for the imposition of a charge known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL came into force in April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010, now amended by the CIL (Amendment) Regulations 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The levy is a fixed rate charge per square metre of additional floorspace that developers pay on commencement of development or through an agreed phasing of payments during construction. In Stratford District he levy will be set and collected by the Council as the Authority that prepares the development plan for the area. The money raised through CIL will be used to help fund the physical, green and social infrastructure needed to support development.
CIL will supplement and partially replace S106 agreements. These will remain the principle mechanism for securing on-site infrastructure, dealing with site-specific impacts and providing affordable housing. CIL will replace S106 agreements for funding the general infrastructure required to achieve growth and for dealing with cumulative impacts.
CIL is intended to speed up the development process and reduce the delays involved in negotiating complex agreements. It is also designed to provide developers and land owners with more certainty about the sort of contribution a development will be required to make.
CIL Progress - March 2017
- The Inspector is currently assessing post hearing submissions. The timing of when the Inspector's report will be received is uncertain.
- The Inspector requested that further ‘sensitivity testing' be undertaken to inform the CIL charges. There was further consultation on this technical evidence from Monday 7 November to Friday 2 December 2016. Following this the examination was reconvened at 11am on Monday 19 December 2016.
- Examination hearings commenced on 20 September 2016 at the District Council Offices, Stratford-upon-Avon.
- CIL Submission Charging Schedule (SCS) submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 6 January 2016. Rebecca Phillips appointed as Examination Inspector.
- Responses to the SCS consultation were received by the Council in December 2015 and endorsed for submission for independent examination.
- CIL Submission Charging Schedule Consultation - October to November 2015.
- Draft Charging Schedule Consultation - August to October 2014.
- Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation - October to December 2013.
CIL receipts to be passed to Town and Parish Councils
Under CIL (Amendment) Regulations 2013 a proportion of CIL revenues will be passed to town and parish councils to be spent on local priorities for infrastructure and community facilities:
- Parishes with an adopted neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order (including a community right to build order) secured by the consent of local people in a referendum, will benefit from 25% of CIL revenues arising from the development that takes place in their area. This amount will not be subject to an annual cap.
- Parishes without a neighbourhood plan will receive 15%. To prevent excessive amounts being passed on, the payments will be capped at £100 per existing rateable council tax dwelling per year.