Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2018

Ended on the 27 April 2018
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11. Community Infrastructure Levy

11.1 The CIL Regulations enable local planning authorities to raise funding for new infrastructure by levying a charge on new development within their area. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is an important mechanism for the Council and its partners to fund infrastructure provision to mitigate the impact of new development within the District.

11.2 The Council adopted its CIL charging schedule for those parts of the district located outside of the South Downs National Park Authority in April 2016. As part of the CIL process, the Council as the charging authority has produced the following documents:

  • Charging Schedule
  • Regulation 123 List
  • CIL Spending Protocol

Charging Schedule

11.3 The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area. CIL income can be used to fund additional infrastructure required to support new development including roads, schools, green spaces and community facilities.

11.4 The levy is charged in pounds (£) per square metre on new floorspace (measured as gross internal area) of any type of development which has a CIL rate set in the Charging Schedule.The Council adopted its CIL Charging Schedule on the 25 February 2016 and it was implemented on the 8th April 2016. Where CIL is applicable, planning applications determined on or after the implementation date may be subject to a CIL charge.

11.5 Although the Council has implemented its Charging Schedule, the Charging Schedule has to be reviewed to ensure it is up to date. In the future the Council will need to produce a revised Charging Schedule thus repeating the preparation and consultation process.

11.6 This SCI will set out the key statutory procedures that the Council must follow prior to adopting a revised Charging Schedule as enclosed within Table 4. It is recommended that Table 4 is read in conjunction with Part 3 of the CIL Regulations.

11.7 Further information regarding the operation of CIL in the district can be found here:

http://www.easthants.gov.uk/planning-policy/developers-contributions

11.8 Further information can also be found on The National Planning Practice Guidance website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy

Table 4: CIL Charging Schedule Key Stages of Production

Key stages of production

How we will consult

Your opportunities for involvement

Initial Evidence Gathering

Planning Policy will carry out research and evidence work to inform the proposed levy rates to be set out within the Preliminary Charging Schedule.

  • Not applicable
  • Register your contact details on the Planning Policy Consultation Database

Regulation 15: Publish the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for consultation

1st Public Consultation

Planning Policy will undertake public consultation on the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for a minimum period of 6 weeks

Statutory Requirements:

  • Send a copy of the preliminary draft to Local Planning Authorities that adjoin the charging authority's area, Hampshire County Council and all Town and Parish Councils that fall within the charging authority's area
  • Notification to be sent to persons who are resident or carrying on business in its area, appropriate voluntary bodies and bodies which represent the interests of persons carrying on business in the charging authority's area
  • Notice within relevant newspaper

Additional notification methods to be used where relevant.

  • Electronic version of the consultation document will be made publicly available on the Council's website
  • Hard copies for reference use will be made available at the Council Offices, local libraries and other deposit locations.
  • Review the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
  • Submit a formal representation outlining your comments, support or objection

Please Note: Representations submitted during this consultation stage will not be considered by the Inspector.

Regulation 16: Publish the CIL Draft Charging Schedule for consultation

2nd Public Consultation

Planning Policy will undertake public consultation on the Draft charging Schedule for a minimum period of 6 weeks

Statutory Requirements:

  • Electronic version of the consultation document, relevant evidence, statement of the representations procedure and statement of how to view hard copies will be made publicly available on the Council's website
  • Hard copies of the consultation document, relevant evidence, statement of the representations procedure use will be made available at the Council Offices, local libraries and other deposit locations.
  • Send a copy of the consultation document and statement of representation procedure to Local Planning Authorities (that adjoin the Charging Authority's area), Hampshire County Council and all Town /Parish Councils that fall within the charging authority's area
  • Statutory Notice
  • Review the Draft Preliminary Charging Schedule
  • Submit a formal representation outlining your comments, support or objection
  • This is the final opportunity to submit a duly made representation.
  • The Planning Inspector will only consider representations submitted during this stage as it is considered that these representations (objections) are unresolved.

Regulation 19: Submission of CIL Draft Charging Schedule to Examiner

Final Draft Charging Schedule

  • Submit CIL Draft Charging Schedule, evidence base and representations received during Regulation 16
  • Submit statement setting out the representations made during Regulation 16 and a summary of the main issues raised by representations
  • The Council will then wait for the Planning Inspector to set the timetable for the Examination of the Charging Schedule.

Statutory Requirements:

  • All submission documents will be electronically available on the Council's website and reference copies available at the Council Offices
  • Give notice to those persons who requested to be notified of the submission of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule
  • The Council will notify those on the Planning Policy Consultation Database, elected Members, Town / Parish Councils and those who submitted representations that the CIL Draft Charging Schedule has been submitted for Examination

Regulation 25: Approval & Publication of CIL Charging Schedule

  • CIL Charging Schedule is adopted by the Council and published

Statutory Requirements:

  • Publish CIL Charging Schedule on the Council's website
  • Make the CIL Charging Schedule available for inspection
  • Statutory notice in local newspapers
  • Give notice to those persons who requested to be notified of the approval of the CIL Charging Schedule

The Council will notify those on the Planning Policy Consultation Database, elected Members, Town / Parish Councils and those who submitted representations that the CIL Charging Schedule has been approved

Regulation 123 List (CIL Expenditure)

11.9 The CIL Regulation 123 List sets out the strategic infrastructure types or projects that East Hampshire District Council may fund, in whole or in part, through CIL. It does not apply to the proportion of CIL passed to Town and Parish Councils. The Regulation 123 List is intended to support the adopted CIL Charging Schedule and the projects listed within will support the level of development identified in the adopted Local Plan.

11.10 The Council's Regulation 123 List became valid on the 8th April 2016. Although the Council has adopted its Regulation 123 List, the List has to be regularly reviewed to ensure it is up to date and subsequently the Council may produce a revised Regulation 123 List. The Regulations do not set out any statutory consultation requirements however National Planning Practice Guidance states that Charging Authorities should ensure that changes are clearly explained and subject to local consultation.

11.11 For future consultations on an updated Regulation 123 List the Council will provide an electronic copy of the consultation document on its website as well as providing hard copies for reference use during office hours at the Council Offices, libraries and other deposit locations. Notifications will be sent to elected members, Parish and Town Councils, those bodies who the Council considers to have an interest and those on the Planning Policy Consultation Database.

11.12 Further information regarding the Regulation 123 List (April 2016) can be found here:

https://www.easthants.gov.uk/planning-policy/developers-contributions

CIL Spending Protocol

11.13 The CIL Spending Protocol will see how the Council intends to spend the CIL receipts received in the district (outside of the South Downs National Park). The Spending Protocol will set out:

  • the proportion the Council will utilise for monitoring,
  • the frequency by which the Council will provide the Neighbourhood Proportion of the Levy to Town or Parish Councils,
  • how the Council will allocate the remaining CIL funding to strategic infrastructure types or projects set out on the Regulation 123 List.

11.14 The Council will initially undertake a targeted consultation on the draft CIL Spending Protocol with infrastructure providers and Town / Parish Councils to obtain the views of these stakeholders on what is being proposed. The responses received to this consultation will be presented to the Councils Cabinet alongside the final CIL Spending Protocol that is proposed to be presented to Full Council for Adoption.

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