City residents and businesses will have eight weeks to feedback on the changes being proposed to charges to be brought in under a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which allows local councils to raise funds from new building developments in their area.
Putting in place a Community Infrastructure Levy will mean that developers will have to pay a financial contribution to the Council when they build new homes, shops or student accommodation, depending on the size of the development. CIL payments can then be spent on supporting infrastructure in need of extra cash including schools, roads, parks, flood defences, health and other community infrastructure.
The charges set out in the Draft Charging Schedule range from £50 per square metre for shopping unit developments to £175 per square metre for purpose built student accommodation and new housing coming forward in central Brighton & Hove.
The main modifications to be consulted on:
- Clarify a number of strategic development sites to be nil rated for CIL due to viability considerations;
- Clarify the CIL charging rates for residential development including reduced or nil charge for some forms of older persons housing; and
- Clarify the supporting notes to the schedule to aid implementation.
At this stage in the process, the CIL Examiner will only consider representations made on the main modifications only. The modifications can be viewed by following the link below:
Further information regarding how to make a representation is available on the Council’s Consultation Portal:
Consultation will commence 17th July and run for eight weeks to 12 noon 11th September.