Members consider planning charging schedule

Following a thorough examination process, an independent Planning Inspector has recommended that Borough of Poole’s new CIL Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule is approved with modifications.

Members of the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider the CIL Charging Schedule at their meeting on 29 January 2019. Their recommendations will then be presented to Full Council on 19 February 2019. If approved, the new Charging Schedule will come into effect from 20 February 2019, replacing the existing charge which has been in operation in Poole since 2013.

CIL allows local authorities to raise contributions from development to help pay for Poole’s infrastructure such as education, transport, health and community facilities and plays a key role in delivering sustainable growth in the borough.

The CIL Charging Schedule sets out the level of fees to be charged on all new developments in Poole:

  • Zone A: £230 per sqm (for Lilliput / Branksome Park, Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs)
  • Zone B (i): £60 per sqm (Poole town centre – excluding the Twin Sails Regeneration Area)
  • Zone B (ii): £0 for the Twin Sails Regeneration Area 
  • Zone C: £115 per sqm across Central Poole and North Poole

  • £200 per sqm for retail development outside of centres and neighbourhood parades
  • £115 per sqm for retirement / assisted living housing in the Zone A area only
  • All other development, the proposed rate is £0 per sqm

Julian McLaughlin, Head of Growth and Infrastructure, Borough of Poole, said: “The Council’s first CIL Charging Schedule was adopted in 2013 and since then there have been changes in market conditions and the level of growth required for Poole in the future.

“Following a successful examination process we now hope the CIL Charging Schedule will be adopted later this month, providing clarity to the development industry as well as ensuring future development can make appropriate financial provision towards delivering infrastructure to mitigate impact. We are pleased that the examiner supported the Council’s approach to charging in the town centre, which will help bring forward regeneration including new homes and jobs in the near future in line with one of the Council’s top priorities.”
For full details of the CIL Charging Schedule and the Planning Inspector’s report

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