Bracknell Forest Borough Council - CIL examination report published

Bracknell Forest Borough Council published its Community Infrastructure Levy examination report on 16 December 2014.

The Examiner report has recommended that provided minor modifications are made the Bracknell Forest Borough Council CIL revised draft charging schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the Borough. The next steps timetabled by the council is for the council to approve the charging schedule on 28 February 2015, and then to implement the CIL from 6 April 2015.

Previous progress

The preliminary draft charging schedule was consulted on between 25 June and 13 August 2012. This draft only had four charging zones with rates of £220, £150, £25 and £0 per m2. Residential care home developments were split into three zones with rates of £150, £100 and £0 per m2.

The preliminary draft did not specify that the large retail charge only applied to convenience based developments and had a slightly lower rates of £9% and £0 per m2. The preliminary charge also charged £25 per m2.

The first draft charging schedule was published on 10 June 2014 for a consultation that ended on 23 July 2014. This draft introduced a fifth residential development charging zone so that the rates were £220, £200, £150, £25 and £0 per m2.

Bracknell Forest Council had published a revised draft charging schedule on 4 July 2014 for a consultation that ended on 15 August 2014.

The revised draft charging schedule removed the charge for hotel developments and changed the residential charging zones so that there will be different rates depending on scale as well as location.

The CIL revised draft charging schedule was then submitted for examination by Bracknell Forest Council on 8 September 2014, and examination hearings were held on 21 November 2014.

Proposed rates included:

- Six residential charging zones with rates of £220, £150, £0 per m2 in three zones.

- The other three residential zones have two charges each based on the scale of development with small scale development being charged £75, £350 and £300 per m2, large scale developments will be charged £25, £220 and £150 per m2.

- There will be three residential care accommodation development charging zones with rates of £100, £75 and £0 per m2.

- Two convenience based supermarket, superstore and retailwarehouse charging zones with rates of £100 and £0 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.


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