Wigan consults on CIL draft charging schedule

Out-Law News | 11 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm |

Wigan Council has opened consultation on its community infrastructure levy (CIL) draft charging schedule ( DCS ) (31-page / 1.3 MB PDF), proposing rates of up to £65 per square metre for residential development.

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.