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Community Infrastructure Levy

Meeting: 16/06/2022 - Executive (Item 9)

9 Introduction of Community Infrastructure Levy (6:51 pm) pdf icon PDF 268 KB

The Corporate Director of Place to present a report which seeks approval to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy in York to support the implementation of the Local Plan.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to move forward with the preparation of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for York.

 

Reason:     To enable the collection of funding from landowners/developers to help support delivery and mitigate infrastructure impacts of the development envisaged in the emerging Local Plan.

 

                   (ii)      That it be noted that a Draft CIL Charging Schedule setting out proposed rates will be presented to Executive for agreement prior to formal consultation later in 2022, because before CIL can be published and charged, a Draft Charging Schedule must be formally consulted on in line with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended 2019).

 

(iii)     That the recommendation of the Local Plan Working Group to seek input from the Economy and Place Policy & Scrutiny Committee on the approach to be taken to neighbourhood funding, prior to making a decision regarding the policy on this, be accepted.

 

Reason:     In accordance with the scrutiny work programme, and to ensure that this aspect of the CIL is properly considered and consulted upon. 

 

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Place and the Local Plan Project Officer presented a report which sought approval to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy in York to support the implementation of the Local Plan.

 

A CIL was a fixed, non-negotiable charge per square metre on most developments of 100 square metres or more, or on a new dwelling.  CIL rates must be set out in a Charging Schedule and must strike a balance between collecting money to fund the infrastructure needed and the ability of developments to afford it (the viability).  25% of the CIL must be allocated to neighbourhoods where a Neighbourhood Plan was in place and 15% where it was not, as explained in paragraphs 10-11 of the report. 

 

The alternative to introducing a CIL, as outlined in paragraphs 17 and 18, was to continue using ‘Section 106 Agreements’, until the proposed Government replacement of an ‘Infrastructure Levy’ came into effect.  However, a CIL would provide more flexibility than the current arrangements and the timescale for introducing the new Levy was unclear.

 

In considering the report at their meeting on 15 June, the Local Plan Working Group had recommended approval of the proposals, adding a recommendation regarding the involvement of scrutiny.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to move forward with the preparation of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for York.

 

Reason:     To enable the collection of funding from landowners/developers to help support delivery and mitigate infrastructure impacts of the development envisaged in the emerging Local Plan.

 

                   (ii)      That it be noted that a Draft CIL Charging Schedule setting out proposed rates will be presented to Executive for agreement prior to formal consultation later in 2022, because before CIL can be published and charged, a Draft Charging Schedule must be formally consulted on in line with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended 2019).

 

(iii)     That the recommendation of the Local Plan Working Group to seek input from the Economy and Place Policy & Scrutiny Committee on the approach to be taken to neighbourhood funding, prior to making a decision regarding the policy on this, be accepted.

 

Reason:     In accordance with the scrutiny work programme, and to ensure that this aspect of the CIL is properly considered and consulted upon. 

 


 

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