Community Infrastructure Levy - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

Proposed CIL Rates

1.         Setting the CIL rates 

The Dixon Searle viability assessments have informed North Somerset’s proposed CIL rates, so that the rates seek to maximise funding to meet North Somerset’s infrastructure needs whilst not putting the development required in the Core Strategy at risk.

The CIL Regulations acknowledge that the rates of CIL may make some development unviable. The key consideration is to ensure that the imposition of CIL does not harm economic viability across the area. It is also important to note that in line with government guidance the CIL rates are not set at the margins of economic viability. 

2.         CIL Charging Schedule 

The proposed CIL rates for North Somerset are set out in the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule below. 

The maps attached in Appendix A form part of this Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule and identify the zones to which the residential CIL charges apply. 

NORTH SOMERSET CIL PRELIMINARY DRAFT CHARGING SCHEDULE

Location(s)

Use class

Proposed rate

Zone A: Weston Town Centre and gateway

Residential (C3)

Nil

Zone B: Outer Weston

Residential (C3)

£40 / m²

Zone C: Rest of District

Residential (C3)

£60 / m²

All

Retail (A1/A2/A3/A4/A5) - large-scale (more than 280m² net sales area)

£120 / m²

All

Retail (A1/A2/A3/A4/A5) - small-scale (less than 280m² net sales area)

£60 / m²

All

Purpose-built student accommodation / halls of residence

£40 / m²

All

Care homes (C2) (Residential accommodation and care to people in need of care)

£40/ m²

All

Commercial (B1/B2/B8)

Nil rate

All

All other qualifying development

Nil rate

Consultation question 5: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates and geographical charging zones for residential development? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why?

 Consultation question 6: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates for retail development? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why? 

Consultation question 7: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates for student accommodation? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why?

Consultation question 8: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates for care homes? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why?

Consultation question 9: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates for commercial development? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why?

Consultation question 10: Do you agree with the proposed CIL rates for all other qualifying development? If not, what do you think the rates should be and why?

Consultation question 11: Do you believe there are any alternative or further sub-divisions of development zones or uses that should be considered for separate rates? Please provide details and rationale.

 3.         Calculating how much CIL is payable

The Council will calculate the amount of CIL payable by a development (the ‘chargeable amount’) in accordance with Regulation 40 of the CIL Regulations 2010 (amended 2011). The method involves multiplying the net area and the CIL charge and factoring in an index figure. The index figure allows for inflation, as the charge is based on the CIL rate at the time of planning permission, but payment occurs at commencement. The index used in the calculation is the national ‘All-in Tender Price Index’ published by the Building Cost Information Service of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors[1] . 

The CIL Regulations specify that where the overall chargeable amount on a scheme is less than £50, it is deemed to be zero.

1. In the event that the All-in Tender Price Index ceases to be published, the index referred to is the retail price index. The figure for a given year is the figure for November of the preceding year. [back]