Eastbourne Borough Council submitted its CIL draft charging schedule submission version for examination. A schedule of minor modifications was also submitted with the draft listing the differences between the submission version and the revised draft.
The preliminary draft charging schedule had been published for consultation between 19 July and 30 August 2013. The preliminary draft charging schedule had proposed differential rates based on whether a site was on Brownfield or Greenfield land and whether the site is in a high or low value area.
In the preliminary draft Brownfield residential developments in high value areas would be charged £45 per m2, and residential developments in low value areas would be charged £0 per m2. Greenfield residential developments in high value areas would be charged £75 per m2, and residential developments in low value areas would be charged £45 per m2.
The preliminary draft charging schedule had proposed a rate of £100 per m2 for retail developments but only for A1-A3 use classes.
The first draft charging schedule to be published had a consultation that ran between 14 February and 28 March 2014.The draft charging schedule has the same proposed rates as in the revised draft it is however different from the preliminary draft charging schedule.
The draft charging schedule proposed only one residential rate as opposed to being variable as was proposed in the preliminary draft. The draft charging schedule also reduced the retail rate but extended it to apply to all A1-A5 use classes.
Eastbourne Borough Council published its revised draft charging schedule on 27 June 2014 for a further consultation that ended on 8 August 2014. The revised draft proposed the same rates as in the submission version.
Proposed rates in the submission draft include:
- Residential developments (C3) will be charged £50 per m2.
- Retail developments (A1-A5) will be charged £80 per m2.
- No charge for all other uses.