Stroud District Council - CIL examination report published

Stroud District Council published its Community Infrastructure Levy examination report on 17 October 2016.

The Examiner's report on the Stroud CIL draft charging schedule was issued on 17 October 2016. The Examiner found that provided a modification was made the charging schedule would provide an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the District. The modification was to include a footnote that would clarify the definition of chargable retail development.

Previous Progress

The preliminary draft charging schedule was published by Stroud District Council for a consultation that took place between 26 February 2014 and 9 April 2014. The preliminary draft had a higher rate for supermartket and retail warehouse developments at £150 per m2. The preliminary draft also proposed an "all other development" types rate of £10 per m2.

Stroud District Council had published their CIL draft charging schedule for a consultation that took place between 27 April 2016 and 8 June 2016. The draft charging schedule had halved the rate for supermarkets and retail warehouse developments from £150 to £75 per m2. The draft also removed the "all other developments" rate.

Stroud District Council then submitted their draft charging schedule for examination on 29 July 2016.

Appproved rates include:

- Two residential charging zones with rates of £80 and £0 per m2.

- Residential development in strategic sites will not be required to pay CIL, but they will be required to fund their own site infrastructure costs.

- Supermarkets and retail warehouse developments will be charged £75 per m2.

- No charge for all other uses.

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