CIL

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tariff upon development which local authorities can charge in order to raise funds to contribute to the delivery of new infrastructure, which arises as a result of development in an area.

This could be expanded schools, flood defences, sports and recreation facilities and improvements to the transport network. It is important to understand that the amount of CIL raised will not cover all of the funding required to pay for new infrastructure, but will be part of a wider package of finance measures which will come from a range of sources.

The CIL works by charging a set rate per square metre of eligible development involving a net increase of 100 square metres and above of floor space.

Draft Charging Schedule

The Council consulted on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) between October and December 2014. The comments received and additional viability work carried out have informed the preparation of a Draft Charging Schedule (DCS).

The DCS sets out the proposed charging rates for Tamworth. The Council considers that these rates strike an appropriate balance between contributing to funding infrastructure and not putting development viability in Tamworth at risk. The DCS is also accompanied by the policies that the Council propose to adopt if CIL is approved.

In accordance with Regulation 16 the Draft Charging Schedule was subject to public consultation for 6 weeks between Friday 23rd October to Friday 4th December 2015.

18 representations were duly received during this consultation period which have been forwarded to the planning inspector for review as part of the CIL examination.

Details of the consultation including a summary of the representations are available in the Regulation 19 Statement of Consultation.

Modifications have been made by the Council to the Draft Charging Schedule as a result of this consultation and these are detailed in the Regulation 19 (d) Statement of Modifications along with a minor amendment to the Charging Zone Map in Appendix A to include National Grid Lines and reference numbers.

Examination

In accordance with Regulation 19 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) Tamworth Borough Council submitted the Draft CIL Charging Schedule for independent examination together with supporting evidence on 25th August 2017.

All the documents submitted to the examiner including CIL evidence, background documents, regulatory statements and copies of representations received are available to view below;

Representations from CIL Draft Charging Schedule consultation

All those who requested to be notified and those who submitted a response to the Draft CIL Charging Schedule have been notified of the submission of Tamworth Borough Councils Draft Charging Schedule and will be kept fully informed of the progress of the examination.

The Examiner has set a date for the examination hearings. They will commence at 10am on Wednesday 1 November 2017 and are due to last one day. All those who requested to be notified and who submitted a representation have been informed of the hearings details. The hearings will be open to the public to observe. They will take place at the Tamworth Council offices at Marmion House.

All of the above documents are also available to view at following locations during normal opening hours:

  • Tamworth Borough Council Office, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ
  • Tamworth Library, Corporation Street, Tamworth, B79 7DN
  • Glascote Library, Caledonian, Glascote, B77 2ED
  • Wilnecote Library, Wilnecote High School, Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5LF

The Borough Council has appointed a Programme Officer to oversee the CIL Examination. The Programme Officer is independent from the Council and reports to the Examiner dealing with all procedural, administrative and programming matters. All correspondence should be forwarded to the Programme Officer:

Carmel Edwards
c/o Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
B79 7BZ
Tel: 07969 631930
Email: programmeofficer@carmeledwards.com

Any person may request to be heard by the Examiner in relation to the modifications as set out in this Statement of Modifications (Ref05). Requests to be heard must include details of the modifications on which you wish to be heard (by reference to the Statement of Modifications) together with whether you support or oppose the modification and the reason. The Council will submit a copy of each request it receives to the Examiner.

Requests to be heard must be made in writing by 22nd September 2017.

Documents added during the examination