Christchurch and East Dorset Councils - Joint CIL draft charging schedule submitted for examination

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils submitted their Joint Community Infrastructure Levy draft charging schedule for examination on 5 December 2014.

Christchurch Borough and East Dorset District Councils submitted their Joint CIL draft charging schedule along with a Statement of Modifications for examination.The Statement of Modifications reduces the charge for residential developments from £100 to £70 per m2, and introduced new sites where there will be no charge provided that they also supply suitable alternative natural green space.

The statement of modifications also extended the £40 per m2 charge for care homes to also include extra care housing and housing for vulnerable people. Other changes were made to update the charging schedule and reflect its curent status.

Previous progress

The preliminary draft charging schedule had been published on 28 January 2013 for a consultation that ended on 11 March 2013. The preliminary draft proposed the same rates as the pre-submission draft charging schedule.

Christchurch and East Devon Councils then published their Joint CIL draft charging schedule for consultation between 7 May 2014 and 18 June 2014. This draft had the same rates as in the preliminary draft charging schedule.

Proposed charges include:

- Two charging zones for residential developments with rase of £70 and £0 per m2.

- Care homes will be charged £40 per m2.

- Convenience retail developments will be charged £110 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.

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