The JCS authorities of Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council received the Examiner's report on their submitted Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedules on the 31st July 2018.
The Examiner's Report concludes that subject to modifications, the Gloucester, Cheltenham
and Tewkesbury Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedules provide an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the three Council areas, as set out in the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy, adopted in 2017.
Adoption of the CIL by all three councils is planned for the Autumn 2018 but charging does not have to begin immediately as the councils can, on adoption, set a commencement date which is likely to be in late 2018 or early 2019.
It is important for applicants to follow the councils’ progress in bringing the CIL into force, as once a commencement date is set any application that is defined as chargeable and has not yet been granted planning permission will become liable, even if already submitted, validated or successful subject to Section 106 agreements.