Poole Borough Council - review CIL preliminary draft charging schedule published

Poole Borough Council published its review Community Infrastructure Levy preliminary draft charging schedule for consultation on 16 February 2015.

Poole Borough Council are reviewing their CIL charging schedule that was adopted on 18 September 2012 and has been implemented since 2 January 2013. This review of the CIL in the levy is happening alongside the review of the Poole Core Strategy.

This current stage of reviewing the CIL charging shedule is a consultation on the CIL preliminary draft charging schedule that runs between 16 February 2015 and 31 March 2015.

The adopted charging schedule had only charged for residential developments which were split into three zones with rates of £150, £100 and £75 per m2.

There had been other proposed charges during the development of the adopted charging schedule but were reduced or removed during the consultation and examination process.

The original preliminary draft charging schedule published in July 2011, included a proposed charge of £211 per m2 for large retail (A1) developments and had overall higher rates for residential (C2 and C3) developments with rates of £211, £168 and £75 per m2.

A draft charging schedule was then published in December 2011. This draft increased the threshold size of large retail developments and lowered the charge to £200. The draft also changed the proposed residential rates to those that were later adopted by lowering the charges and restricting the charge to C3 developments.

The draft charging schedule was then submitted for examination on 1 March 2012 and a hearing was held on 13 June 2012.

The Examiner's report was issued on 31 July 2012 and found that the charging schedule would provide an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the Borough provided the the schedule was modified to remove the proposed charge for retail developments.

Proposed rates in the preliminary draft charging schedule include:

- Eight residential development charging zones with rates of £1300, £370, £200, £180, £60, £30, £20 and £0 per m2.

- Retirement and assisted living developments will be charged £120 per m2.

- Student accommodation developments will be charged £50 per m2.

- Hotel developments will be charged £85 per m2.

- Two retail development charging zones with rates of £250 and £0 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.


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