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Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced
nationally on 6 April 2010 as a mechanism for the collection of
developer contributions. The levy can apply to every new dwelling
and commercial development, and can only be spent on providing
infrastructure to support development within that authority’s
Section 106 (S106) agreements will be scaled back from April
Medway Council is committed to become a CIL Charging Authority
(CA) prior to April 2014.
assessment (pdf 617KB) has been carried out. This has
provided evidence on which to base the proposed charges. CIL
is intended to encourage development growth. The rates to be
charged must strike an appropriate balance between securing
additional investment for infrastructure to support development,
and the potential economic effect of imposing the levy.
A consultation was undertaken on the
preliminary draft charging schedule (pdf 1,0006KB) between
1 March and 5pm on 19 April 2013.
schedule of comments received and Medway Council's responses
(pdf 136KB) has been published and is available for
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What happens next?
The draft charging schedule will be amended, as appropriate, to
address issues raised during this consultation.
Another consultation will be carried out on the draft charging
schedule. This is likely to be in tandem with consultation on a
draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Developer
Any representations received on this second consultation will be
reviewed, and published on line with the council’s responses.
The draft charging schedule will be submitted, with other
relevant documents (e.g. infrastructure plan, viability assessment)
to a public examination. The Inspector will decide if there is
sufficient evidence to support the draft charging schedule.
If the Inspector decides that there is evidence to support the
charging schedule, then the Inspector will inform Medway Council
that they can become a CIL Charging Authority (CA) and implement
Medway Council will publish on line the date on which it intends
to become a Charging Authority. The timescale should enable
adequate time for any unsigned Section 106 Agreements to be
Representations/responses published on line
|Consultation on Draft Charging
||Mid June – end July 2013
| Submission for
| Public Examination
| Approval for adoption at Full
23 January 2014
| Adoption of CIL Charging Authority
||1 April 2014
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