South Norfolk to introduce CIL on 1 May

Out-Law News | 22 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm |

South Norfolk Council will implement its community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule (2-page / 32 KB PDF) on 1 May 2014 following adoption of the document at a full council meeting.

The borough will be divided into two charging zones for residential developments, with a rate of £75 per sq m to apply in 'Zone A' and a rate of £50 per sq m to apply in 'Zone B'.

Retail developments comprising "large convenience goods based stores of 2,000 sq m gross or more" will be liable to a borough-wide CIL rate of £135 per sq m. A rate of £25 per sq m will apply to all other retail uses as well as assembly and leisure development and 'sui generis' uses akin to retail or leisure.

A nil rate levy will be introduced for residential and non-residential institutions as well as fire and rescue stations, ambulance stations and police stations. All other types of development will be subject to a £5 per sq m levy.

South Norfolk Council developed its CIL charging schedule jointly with Broadland District Council and Norwich City Council under the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP). An examiner approved the draft charging schedules in December 2012. The two other councils in the GNDP both implemented CIL in July last year.