Consultation on charges for proposed infrastructure levy

Your District Council has launched a new consultation on the draft charging schedule for its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

At the start of this year the District Council resolved to take forward the preparation of the CIL as one means of delivering the future infrastructure needs of the Derbyshire Dales.

A consultation has already taken place on the preliminary charging schedule for the proposed CIL, and now a second online survey, running until 17 August, can be completed here.

The CIL is a planning charge introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development needs of their area.

A District Council spokesperson said:

“The District Council is a charging authority and we are only able to set a rate for the CIL that does not threaten the ability to viably develop and deliver the sites and overall scale of development envisaged in the Local Plan.

“This is the second of two rounds of consultation to ensure compliance with the regulations governing the introduction of a CIL and will be followed by an Examination in Public held by an independent examiner.”

CIL ensures greater transparency to local people as the District Council will have to publish details of how CIL has been spent. A proportion of CIL receipts are shared with the local community, with a greater proportion being available where Neighbourhood Plans are in place.

Documents

Draft Charging Schedule [PDF 553KB]

DERBYSHIRE DALES DISTRICT COUNCIL