Wiltshire consults on CIL charging schedule

Out-Law News | 26 Feb 2014 | 2:40 pm | 1 min. read

Residential developments in Wiltshire will be subject to community infrastructure levy (CIL) rates of between £30 and £85 per square metre under proposals set out in the Council's draft charging schedule (DCS) (15-page / 7.58MB PDF). 

Wiltshire Council completed a public consultation on the DCS this week. It has proposed to create two charging zones, with Zone 2 covering the areas of Melksham, Trowbridge, Westbury,

Dilton Marsh, Calne, Warminster, Tisbury and Mere, and with Zone 1 covering the rest of the county.

For residential developments within any strategic sites set out in the Council's Core Strategy, the proposed CIL rates are £40 per sq m in Zone 1 and £30 per sq m in Zone 2. For residential developments elsewhere, the proposed rates are £85 per sq m in Zone 1 and £55 per sq m in Zone 2.

Retail developments have been divided into one category of high street and covered shopping centre developments in Chippenham, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Marlborough and Bradford upon Avon, to which a draft £70 per sq m rate will apply, and a second category of retail warehouse and superstore developments across the county, to which a draft rate of £175 per sq m will apply.

Student housing will be subject to a rate of £70 per sq m under the proposals and a nil rate levy has been set to apply to all other uses.

The Council previously consulted on draft CIL rates in its preliminary draft charging schedule in 2012. It said it expects to submit its DCS for examination in the spring and to adopt CIL in the summer.