This draft supersedes that laid before the House of Commons on 9 December 2013 and published on 10 December 2013. The changes made by these Regulations can be grouped into five broad categories: the setting of the Levy; calculation and payment of the Levy; reliefs and exemptions from the Levy; the relationship between the Levy and planning obligations and highway agreements; and appeals.
With regards to setting the Levy Regulation 5(2) allows charging authorities to set differential rates by reference to the intended floorspace of development, or the intended number of units or dwellings. Regulation 5(3)(a) amends the test for setting Levy rates. Regulation 5(3)(b) provides for a charging authority’s draft list of the infrastructure it intends to fund through the Levy to be used to inform the drafting of its charging schedule.
With regard to calculating and paying the Levy Regulation 4 ensures that if any planning permission is phased, then each phase will be a different chargeable amount. Currently, this only applies in relation to outline planning permissions. Regulation 4 also changes the date at which the CIL liability is calculated for non-phased permissions. The date will now be when the permission was granted, rather than when the precommencement conditions are discharged. Regulation 6 substitutes the existing regulation 40, to extend the range of existing buildings in relation to which a credit against the Levy can be given. Rather than part of a building having to be in use for a six month period in the previous 12 months, it will have to be in use for a six month period in the previous 3 years. A building will also be able to get credit where planning permission would not be required for the building to be used in the same way as the completed development will be used. The substituted regulation 40 also provides for certain credit for existing buildings that are demolished in one phase to be carried over into future phases.
Date: 23 January 2014 Date of publication
DCP link: This item updates DCP section 4.6