There’s to be a new scheme where developers are charged a fee or tax, called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Vale is implementing CIL alongside the Local Plan 2031.
Both the CIL proposed charging schedule and the final draft Local Plan 2031 are open for consultation from 9 Nov 2014 to 16 Dec 2014.
CIL is a fixed charge per sq meter payable by developers to the local authority — in our case, payable to the Vale. For housing built in our area of the Vale, the porposed charge is £120 per sq meter. This monty is meant to be used to improve, well, community infrastructure. Section 106 will remain — s106 contributions are mitigations against impace of the development. CIL is to enhance or improve local amentities.
Parishes or towns that have in place a proper Neighbourhood Plan will receive 25% of CIL income in their area to meet very local needs. Parishes without a Neighbourhood Plan get 15%.
Here’s a Vale presentation to explain: 2014_11_03 CIL Presentation
Here are some Frequently asked Questions – lots of useful info here: 2014_11_03 CIL FAQ
And here’s the report to the Vale Cabinet: Cabinet member report
You can access the Vale’s consultation here: http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/winter-2014-consultations