Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Councils Adopt CIL

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Report under Section 213 (3B) Planning Act 2008

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedules of the three JCS Authorities, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough council and Gloucester City Council were examined by Ms Elizabeth Ord.

The Examiner’s report and recommendations were received by the Councils on 31st July 2018. 

The report concludes that the Draft Charging Schedules pass all of the statutory tests and recommends approval subject to certain modifications, set out in Appendix A to her report, related to:

1. Adding another category of residential development, namely 450 dwellings and over; charged at £35 per square metre in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and nil rated in Gloucester;

2. Restricting the 11 plus dwelling category to between 11 and 449 dwellings;

3. Reducing the out of centre retail rate from £100 per square metre to nil pending the outcome of the JCS review of retail and the gathering of further evidence; and

4. Adding West Cheltenham to the Tewkesbury charging schedule.

Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council have amended the charging schedules as required. 

The CIL Charging Schedules were formally adopted by the Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council with the required modifications on 15th October 2018.

No other modifications were required by the Examiner.

Two supporting policies relating to ‘Payment by Instalments’ and ‘Requests for Review and Appeals’ were also adopted by both authorities alongside the CIL Charging Schedules on 15th October 2018 and the Regulation 123 list for each authority was approved for publication.

A commencement date has been set for 1st January 2019 for both councils.