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Community Infrastructure Levy – 2nd Consultation

25th September 2017 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Cheshire East Council has launched a second consultation on a proposed planning levy to help fund new community facilities and infrastructure.
The funds raised would be used to support local development set out in the authority's Local Plan.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) would be payable once new developments start construction and is calculated per square metre of eligible floor space.

Following initial consultation in the spring and updated market evidence, the draft charging schedule sets out the council's position on potential future CIL rates in the borough.

Local Contribution

The CIL, if successfully implemented, would seek to remove the uncertainty over a contribution being made to local infrastructure as well as the need for contributions to be justified on a site-by-site basis. The percentage of the contribution spent in the local Parish would be fixed according to its Neighbourhood plan.

Councillor Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for housing and planning, said: "Our borough is growing and, following the successful adoption of our Local Plan, we want to ensure that sufficient funding is in place to pay for new community facilities – the roads, schools and recreational spaces that residents will need in future.

"A Community Infrastructure Levy provides one way of contributing to infrastructure and is a fair and consistent method of funding. I would like to thank our residents, businesses and other stakeholders for providing their responses on our initial proposals on the CIL last spring, which have been taken account of in this updated work."

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