Torridge publishes draft CIL rates

Out-Law News | 02 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm |

Torridge District Council has launched a consultation on its community infrastructure levy (CIL) draft charging schedule (18-page / 508 KB PDF), with a proposed rate of £60 per square metre for residential development, including sheltered accommodation.

The Council has proposed differential charging rates for supermarket development depending on the size and location of developments.

Supermarkets within 'town centres' as defined in the emerging North Devon and Torridge 'local plan' will be charged at a nil rate, regardless of their size. Outside town centres, supermarkets with a floor space exceeding 1,000 sq m will be charged at a rate of £150 per sq m under the proposals, while those with a floor space of less than 1,000 sq m will be charged at a nil rate.

Retail warehouses with a floor space exceeding 1,000 sq m will also be charged at a rate of £150 per sq m under the proposals, while those with a floor space of less than 1,000 sq m will be charged at a nil rate.

All other developments, including commercial leisure facilities, hotels, community use buildings, offices and other business use properties and industrial, warehousing and distribution uses have been set a draft nil rate levy.

The consultation is open to comments until 8 August.