Examiner approves Barking and Dagenham CIL charging schedule

Out-Law News | 11 Jun 2014 | 3:18 pm |

An examiner has recommended that Barking and Dagenham Council's community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule is adopted with no modifications.

Following an examination of the draft charging schedule, the planning inspector issued her report (9-page / 174 KB PDF) on 28 May.  She said that the draft schedule provided "an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the Borough" and that the Council was able to demonstrate "that the levy is set at a level that will not put the overall development of the area at risk".

The draft charging schedule had proposed to set out three residential charging zones.  Residential CIL rates were set at £70 per square metre in zone 1, covering Barking Town Centre, Leftley and Faircross; £25 per sq m in zone 2, covering Barking Riverside; and £10 per sq m in the rest of the Borough.

The schedule proposed Borough-wide rates of £175 per sq m for supermarkets and superstore developments and £5 per sq m for business developments.  The rate for office, health and municipal leisure developments was set at zero.

Consideration of the CIL charging schedule for implementation is expected to take place November, with adoption anticipated in January 2015.