Out-Law News | 11 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm |
The Council has proposed to split the borough into three charging zones for residential development. Residential development in 'zone 1', which covers Atherton, west and north-west Leigh, Bickershaw, Abram, Platt Bridge, Spring View and Ince-in-Makerfield, will be charged a proposed rate of £20 per sq m. In 'zone 2', covering Tyldesley, Astley, east and south Leigh, Hindley, Goldborne, west Lowton, Ashton-in-Makerfield and most of Wigan, a rate of £40 per sq m is proposed. A rate of £65 per sq m is proposed for residential development in 'zone 3', which covers east Lowton, Orrell, Billinge, Shevington, Standish, Haigh, Aspull, Winstanley and Swinley and Whitley.
A district-wide rate of £150 per sq m is proposed for superstores and supermarkets with more than 300 sq m of floorspace. Retail warehouses of more than 300 sq m and retail parks will be charged £50 per sq m and hot food establishments will attract a rate of £10 per sq m under the DCS.
A district-wide nil rate is proposed for all other development.
The closing date for the consultation is 4 September. The Council aims to introduce CIL by June 2015.