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.
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.