Rhondda Cynon Taf Council - CIL charging schedule adopted

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule on 10 December 2014.

The Rhonnda Cynon Taf CIL charging schedule was considered and adopted by the Full Council on 10 December 2014. The charging schedule will take effect from 31 December 2014.

Previous Progress

The preliminary draft charging schedule had been published for a consultation that ran between 4 December 2012 and 14 January 2013. The preliminary draft had three residential development charging zones but it differed in that the most expensive zone was to be charged £100 per m2.

The preliminary draft also had the charge of £25 per m2 for A3 retail developments as well as proposing a charge of £60 per m2 for primary healthcare developments.

The draft charging schedule was then published for consultation between 27 June 2013 and 7 August 2013. The draft had the same rates as the priliminary draft, but the draft clarified that the residential development charged only applied to the C3 use class.

The draft charging schedule was then submitted for examination on 27 February 2014 along with a Statement of Modifications that were open to public consultation from 28 February until 10 April 2014. An examination hearing was later held on 7 May 2014.

The Statement of Modifications reduced the top rate for residential developments fron £100 to £85 per m2, as well as reducing the rate for primary healthcare development (D1) from £60 to £10 per m2.

The Examiner's report  was published on 4 June 2014 concluded that, provided three modifications were made,  the draft charging schedule provided an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the County Borough.

The Examiner's modifications had been to remove a charge of £25 per m2 for Retail (A3) developments, and to remove the £10 per m2 for primary healthcare developments (D1). The Examiner also requested that it is clarified that all other developments that have not been specified have a nil rate.

Adopted rates include:

- Three residential charging zones with rates of £0, £40 and £85 per m2.

- Retail developments (A1) will be charged £100 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.

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