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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Parking System Maintenance

Our parking system is currently undergoing essential maintenance to improve the service we provide. As a result, the following services are currently unavailable via that system:

  • Payments
  • Appeals

We are working to ensure full availability is restored as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For urgent enquiries, please call our office on 01789 267575.

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.

For further information please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260314 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk
This page can be viewed directly via www.stratford.gov.uk/CIL