Bath and North East Somerset consults on CIL draft charging schedule

Out-Law News | 13 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm |

Bath and North East Somerset Council has opened consultation on its community infrastructure levy (CIL) draft charging schedule ( DCS ) (20-page / 2.9 MB PDF), proposing rates of up to £100 per square metre for residential development.

The Council has proposed different rates for residential development depending on whether development is within or outside strategic sites identified in the local plan core strategy for the area. Residential development within strategic sites at Whitchurch and adjoining Odd Down, east Keynsham, and south west Keynsham will be charged a proposed rate of £50 per sq m. Outside these strategic sites, residential development will attract a proposed rate of £100 per sq m.

A district-wide rate of £150 per sq m has been proposed for supermarket, superstore and retail warehouse developments of over 280 sq m. Development for other retail uses will be charged at £150 per sq m within Bath city centre under the proposals, with a nil rate applying in the rest of the district.

The DCS proposes a rate of £100 per sq m for hotel development within the city of Bath with a proposed nil rate in the rest of the district. A nil rate is proposed for student accommodation on  campus, but off campus development will attract a proposed charge of £200 per sq m.

A district-wide nil rate is proposed for all other development.

The closing date for the consultation is 18 September. The Council aims to introduce CIL by April 2015.