Peterborough council unveils proposed infrastructure levy charges

Peterborough City Council has set out the rates it intends to charge via a new levy on development to raise money for local infrastructure.

Peterborough: draft CIL tarfiffs published
Peterborough: draft CIL tarfiffs published
The local authority’s preliminary draft community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule reveals that "convenience retail" developments will be subject to a charge of up to £400 per square metre if they are not in the city centre’s main shopping area or if they are not smaller than 280 square metres and within a district or local centre.

"Comparison retail" schemes would incur a charge of £175 per square metre if they are not in the city centre shopping area or are not smaller than 280 square metres and within a district or local centre, under the plans.

All retail development in the city centre’s main shopping area would pay a charge of £10 per square metre, according to the consultation dcoument.

Elsewhere, private housing developments where no affordable housing is provided via a section 106 agreement would be subject to a charge of £110 per square metre.

The preliminary draft charging schedule proposes that private housing schemes of up to 799 units where affordable housing is provided will incur a charge of £75 per square metre. It is proposed that private housing on "strategic development sites" with 800 plus units will pay a charge of £30 per square metre.

Developments of apartments or flats with no affordable housing element will pay £50 per square metre, while such developments with an affordable housing element will incur a charge of £10 per square metre.

Facilities for education, health, the community, and the emergency services would be exempt from the charge.

Meanwhile, the London Borough of Wandsworth has become the latest council to begin charging CIL. Its charging schedule - which includes a rate of £575 per square metre for residential developments in part of the Nine Elms regeneration area - came into effect on 1 November 2012 and applies to planning decisions made from that date.

Peterborough City Council’s preliminary draft CIL charging schedule is available here.

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