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 1020673/cil/1
Respondent Environment Agency [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2013
Current Status Accepted

The Environment Agency has no comments to make in respect of the specific questions raised in the consultation document.

It is noted that the IDP Schedule (Outside Weston and Weston Villages) makes reference to the requirement for flood risk mitigation infrastructure (on or off-site infrastructure works) and the associated costs, to be assessed on a case by case basis, and provided, where necessary, through developer contributions.  Other than a brief reference to 'Other flood defence schemes' under Section 5 (3) - 'The relationship between CIL and Section 106 agreements' there does not appear to be any specific detail regarding this issue.

Notwithstanding the fact that Section 5 (3) indicates that funding for flood defence schemes outside Weston and the Weston Villages ('Other flood defence schemes') will be secured through CIL contributions, we would welcome clarification regarding your Council's approach to determining the means of funding, in terms of Section 106 or CIL contributions, and the potential for partnership funding initiatives. We would also welcome confirmation that adequate provision has been made in respect of the proposed CIL charging rate for other flood defence schemes (if applicable) in addition to the Weston Strategic Flood Solution.