Important news relating to Community Infrastructure Levy
Following a public hearing held on 29 November 2016 the South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) received on 27 January 2017 the final report on the proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedules, from examiner Mr Roger Clews of The Planning Inspectorate. The report concluded that, subject to his recommended modifications, the CIL Charging Schedules for Malvern Hills District, Worcester City, and Wychavon District Council’s provided an appropriate basis for the collection of the CIL levy for each SWC.
The SWC are currently notifying interested parties on these modifications which the examiner believes are necessary to make the Charging Schedules ‘sound’ prior to their adoption by each SWC in June 2017.
Following the conclusion of this consultation, a final CIL Charging Schedule will be produced, incorporating the examiner’s modifications, the revised Regulation 123 List and all of the previous modifications to the Charging Schedule into a single document that will be considered for adoption by each of the SWC at their respective Council meetings in May 2017. Developers/applicants and agents should therefore be aware that the SWC are likely to implement CIL on 5 June 2017 and that CIL charges will apply for all qualifying development. It is important to note that CIL will apply to applications that are live at the point of adoption and those applications submitted after the adoption date. This means that all planning applications will need to be accompanied by a CIL form that will be available from each Council’s website.