Community Infrastructure Levy - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

Document Section Community Infrastructure Levy - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Spending the CIL Q17 Do you agree that this table sets out an appropriate split between CIL and Section 106 funded infrastructure? Are there any changes you would propose? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 7442625/cil/6
Respondent CLA (Country Land & Business A… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Jan 2013
Current Status Accepted

Neighbourhood Funds

The recent government consultation on further changes to the CIL regulations will allow a “meaningful proportion” of the CIL funds raised in a parished area to be returned to that area for the parish council to spend on existing or new infrastructure on which new development may impact. The CLA would object to any aspirational or generic implementation plans prepared by the charging authorities which are not underpinned by robust evidence and associated viability assessments. We strongly urge the charging authority to put in place implementation plans that provide a very clear list of infrastructure needs, by parish or neighbourhood forum, that will be delivered during the period of the CIL implementation plan.

Local Infrastructure List and Planning Agreements (s106 agreements)

Section 106 agreements or planning obligations will in all likelihood be reshaped once local authorities have clear policy justification, in their local plans and/or supplementary planning documents, for site specific mitigation and types of non-CIL contributions. 

Once CIL is adopted, planning obligations must not be a “reason for approval” where they concern matters that are already published on the charging authority’s infrastructure list. Nor, after 6 April 2014, are planning obligations a “reason for approval if the local authority seeks to pool more than five CIL-defined obligations.

The CLA will monitor local planning agreements/obligations policy carefully to ensure that CLA members are not required to make two payments – one CIL-related and a second one under a planning obligation agreement.