Hackney Council - CIL examination report published

Hackney London Borough Council published its Community Infrastructure Levy examination report on 24 December 2014.

The Examiner's report concludes that the Hackney London Borough Council CIL draft charging schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the borough, provided that a modification is made. Following approval by the Council the modified draft charging schedule will be implemented from 1 April 2015. The recommended modification is:

- Simplify the table of rates and remove matters not relevent to the charging schedule.

Previous Progress

The preliminary draft charging schedule was published for consultation between 7 May 2013 and 17 June 2013. The preliminary draft had a higher charge of £74 as opposed to the £50 per m2 for office developments in subsequent drafts.

The draft charging schedule was then published on 15 January 2014, for a consultation that ended on 26 February 2014. This draft increased the charge for large format retail developments from £65 to £150 per m2. This draft also split the charge of £65 per m2 for hotel developments into two charging zones with rates of £80 and £55 per m2.

Hackney Council has submitted its CIL draft charging schedule for examination on 17 July 2014. The examination hearing was then held on 29 October 2014.

Approved rates include:

- Four residential charging zones with rates of £190, £55, £25 and £0 per m2.

- Student accommodation developments are to be charged £373 per m2.

- Two hotel development charging zones with rates of £80 and £55 per m2.

- Two office charging zones with rates of £50 and £0 per m2.

- Large format retail developments are to be charged £150 per m2.

- Two retail charging zones with rates of £65 and £0 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.


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