Following consultation on a preliminary draft charging schedule in 2013-14, the feasibility of proceeding with a CIL is under review. A report updating the position is scheduled to be considered by the Council’s Executive on 11th July 2017
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that will be set against some types of new development in the Borough. The CIL charge for any particular development will be determined by varying rates (based on development type, scale and locality) that are to be expressed as pounds per square metre and levied on the net additional floor space created, subject to statutory exemptions. The rates will be annually adjusted in line with changes in the BCIS All-in Tender Price Index until such time that the Council reviews these. The money to be raised from the levy will be used to fund the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of local infrastructure.
A Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule has been prepared in accordance with the recommendations made within a CIL Viability Study report for Ipswich that was carried out by Peter Brett Associates LLP on behalf of the Council. Comments are invited on the assumptions used in this report and the proposed CIL rates and payment schedule as identified in Section 4 of the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule below.
This consultation will run from Wednesday 4th December 2013 until 5pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2014.