North Dorset District Council is preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to help support the delivery of planning policies in the Local Plan Part 1. The CIL is a charge which allows councils to raise funds from developers to help pay for the infrastructure which their developments will require.
The viability study undertaken by the Council’s appointed consultants has set out recommended CIL charging rates to be taken forward by the Council through the preparation of their draft CIL Charging Schedule. For residential development (including retirement and assisted living) the suggested charging rates are:
- Gillingham, Blandford Forum, Shaftsbury, Sturminster Newton – £35 per sqm
- Gillingham southern extension – £18 per sqm
- Rural areas beyond the towns and southern extension boundaries – £45 per sqm
- Brownfield strategic sites – £30 per sqm
On non-residential development the suggested charging rates are:
- All retail floorspace outside the town centre – £70 per sqm
- All other forms of liable floorspace – £0 per sqm
Once adopted, CIL will replace existing Section 106 contributions that some developments have been making towards broad infrastructure provision. Site specific infrastructure may still be funded by way of Section 106 payments.
A copy of the viability study and details of the Council’s preliminary draft Charging Schedule can be downloaded from the Council’s website by clicking here.
Should you require further information or advice with respect to CIL or the levy rates proposed, please do not hesitate to contact us.