Stratford-on-Avon consults on CIL draft charging schedule

Out-Law News | 29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm |

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has opened consultation on its community infrastructure levy (CIL) draft charging schedule (DCS), proposing rates of up to £150 per square metre for residential developments.

The DCS (22-page / 4.9 MB PDF) proposes reduced rates for residential developments within two areas designated for development in the emerging core strategy planning document for the district.

A rate of £85 per sq m is proposed for residential developments within the Canal Quarter Regeneration Zone, straddling the Stratford-on-Avon Canal to the north west of Stratford town centre. For residential developments at the proposed new 4,800-home Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath settlement, a charge of £145 per sq m will apply and a charge of £150 per sq m will be levied across the rest of the district, the DCS said.

A nil rate is proposed for retail developments within centres identified in the emerging core strategy. A charge of £10 per sq m is proposed for retail developments at the Gaydon/Lighthorne settlement, while out of centre retail developments will attract a rate of £120 per sq m.

A district-wide nil rate levy is proposed for all other uses, including employment, hotel, extra care housing, mixed leisure and public service and community facilities uses.

Consultation is open until 2 October.