Community Infrastructure Levy
In April 2010 the Government introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which allows local authorities to fund infrastructure to support growth and development in their area. It is chargeable on most new developments, at a £rate/per m2, and the money raised is intended to support a range of infrastructure types such as education, transport and community uses.
CIL comes into force in Reading on 1 April 2015.
Reading Borough Council introduces CIL on 1st April 2015. Development receiving planning permission on that date or later may be liable to pay CIL. Some forms of development not requiring planning permission may also need to pay CIL. S106 planning obligations will still be sought, but the use of S106 will be much more restricted, intended to support site specific mitigation for developments and secure affordable housing.
You may find the documents below useful. This includes a Guide for Applicants, which sets out useful information on how CIL will be administered and the developments to which it applies:
The process of preparing the Council's Charging Schedule was as follows:
- Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule - Consultation February to April 2013
- Draft Charging Schedule - Consultation March to May 2014
- Independent Examination - Autumn 2014
- Report of Inspector - 17 December 2014
- Approval at Council - 27 January 2015
- Implementation of CIL - 1 April 2015
You might find these documents that relate to the process of approving the charging schedule useful:
- Submission Draft Charging Schedule, August 2014 [4Mb]
- Statement of Consultation on Draft Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule, August 2014 [628kb]
- Draft Charging Schedule Consultation Document, March 2014 [462kb]
- Representations received on Draft Charging Schedule (March, April, May 2014) [10Mb]
- Draft Charging Schedule, March 2014 [2Mb]
- Statement of the Representations Procedure, March 2014 [74kb]
- Representation form for the Draft Charging Schedule [112kb]
- Public Notice for the Draft Charging Schedule [39kb]
- CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, February 2013 [2Mb]
- Representations received on Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (February, March, April 2013) [15Mb]
- Statement of Consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, February 2014 [783kb]
- Draft Regulation 123 List, March 2014 [397kb]
- CIL Viability Update Report, March 2014 [777kb]
- Full Infrastructure Delivery Plan, July 2011 [795kb]
- Revised Infrastructure Delivery Schedule, March 2014 [436kb]
- CIL Economic Viability Assessment, February 2013 [2Mb]
- Frequently Asked Questions on the Community Infrastructure Levy [259kb]
- Presentation from Briefing on CIL held on 6 March 2013 [889kb]
- List of Attendees for Briefing on CIL on 6 March 2013 [24kb]
- Questions and Answers from Briefing on CIL held on 6 March 2013 [385kb]
The Council submitted its Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate on 8th August 2014. Mr Bob Yuille(MSc, Dip TP, MRTPI) was appointed to examine the Charging Schedule, as well as the Alteration to the Local Plan on Affordable Housing.
The public hearings for this Examination and the related Examination into the Local Plan Alteration on Affordable Housing were cancelled and the examination was undertaken using written representations.
The Inspector's Report was received on 17 December 2014, and the Inspector considered that the Charging Schedule represented an appropriate basis to collect CIL in Reading.
You might find the following documents relating to the examination useful:
- Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule - Inspector's report [89kb]
- Notice of Cancellation of Public Hearings [38kb]
- List of Documents for the Examination (August 2014) [60kb]
- Letter from the Programme Officer on examination arrangements (including the main matters) [38kb]
- Examination Guidance Notes for the Draft Charging Schedule [63kb]
- Council Response to Inspector's Main Matter 1 [388kb]
- Council Response to Inspector's Main Matters 2 [376kb]
- Council's Response to Inspector's Main Matters 3 [414kb]