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Babergh and Mid-Suffolk publish proposed CIL rates

Out-Law News | 06 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm | 1 min. read

Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Councils have launched a joint consultation on their community infrastructure levy (CIL) preliminary draft charging schedules (PDCS).

Babergh has proposed to create two charging zones for residential developments, with rates in the 'low zone' of £90 per square metre for developments of up to two homes and £50 per sq m for developments of three or more homes. In the 'high zone', all developments would be charged at £115 per sq m.

Development within the 'Babergh Ipswich Fringe' are subject to a rate of £40 per sq m under the proposals, with a draft nil rate levy to apply to development in Chilton Woods.

For convenience retail uses the Council has proposed a rate of £120 per sq m. All other uses will be subject to a draft nil rate levy.

Mid-Suffolk has proposed to charge a CIL rate of £75 per sq m for residential developments of up to 14 homes in its 'low zone' and of £50 per sq m for developments of 15 or more homes. Within its 'high zone' all residential development would be subject to a rate of £115 per sq m under the plans.

Convenience retail uses will be charged a draft district-wide rate of £100 per sq m, with a proposed nil rate levy to apply to development in Chilton Leys and to all other uses across the district.

The consultation is open for responses until 18 July. The councils said they expect to consult on a draft charging schedule in November and to undergo public examination early next year.