Portsmouth’s draft charging schedule proposes a basic CIL rate of £105 per square metre of floorspace, with some exceptions.
These include a rate of £53 per square metre for town centre retail of any size and for small out-of-town retail developments of less than 280 square metres.
A charge of £53 per square metre is also proposed for hotels and residential institutions, while office and industrial premises would be exempt from the tariff.
The examiner’s report said that the council had taken a "pragmatic approach" towards setting the charging rates. He said that the proposed rates are "based on reasonable assumptions about development values and likely costs".
The examiner’s report continued: "The evidence suggests that, overall, residential, retail and employment development will remain viable across the city, if the charges are applied."
The council is now the fourth in England to have its CIL plans found sound by an examiner. Newark and Sherwood District Council, Shropshire Council and the London Borough of Redbridge reached this milestone before Christmas and have all begun charging the levy.
Consultancy the Dixon Searle Partnership (DSP) carried out a viability study on behalf of Portsmouth City Council to support the CIL rates.