Adopting a revised CIL
We are looking to adopt a revised CIL charging schedule with new CIL rates to take effect on 1 January 2024. This will apply to new development proposals that are CIL liable and are given planning consent from this date.
The new charges cover flats, build to rent, co-living and purpose built student accommodation.
Prior to adoption, the revised charging schedule went through consultation and an independent Examination. Further details of the revised rates and the Examiner’s report are provided below.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set charge on new development which the council initially introduced in Exeter in 2013. The levy is based on the size and type of development and once set, is mandatory to pay and non-negotiable. The funds raised from CIL contribute towards delivering infrastructure to support new development within the local area.
CIL also gives developers and their agents a clearer understanding of the financial contributions they are expected to make towards the delivery of community infrastructure needs.
We have recently been reviewing some of the rates charged and has completed its consultation seeking views on these rates. We have now submitted the relevant documents to the Examiner with the expectation that a hearing will be held in June 2023 with a view to implementing the revised CIL charges in the autumn of 2023.
CIL Examiner Report
Further to the examination of the Exeter City Council Draft Charging Schedule on 4 July 2023, the examiner Mr Keith Holland has issued his report.
The Examiner’s Report and Adoption of the proposed rates will be considered by Council.
CIL Examination Hearing
The Inspector will conduct a public hearings as part of the examination process. The hearing session will take place on:
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Venue: The venue for the hearings will be the Civic Centre. Session to start at 10.00am.
Agenda: Hearing agenda
Please contact the Programme Officer if you wish to observe this session.
The Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule Review was submitted for examination on 24 March 2023. A hearing has been arranged for Tuesday 4 July 2023 at Exeter Civic Centre for any party who wishes to exercise their right to be heard in relation to a representation that they have submitted.
Any enquiries relating to the Examination should be addressed to the Programme Officer. Up to date information regarding the examination will be made available on these pages.
Keith Holland BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI ARICS has been appointed to conduct an Examination of the Charging Schedule.
It needs to meet the requirements of the Planning Act 2008 and relevant CIL Regulations, in respect of legal compliance and viability.
The Programme Officer
The Programme Officer for the Examination is Robert Young.
His task is to assist the Examiner and all concerned with the Examination on administrative and procedural matters.
Contact Mr Young if you have any queries with the process:
Post: C/O Exeter City Council, City Development, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1JN
Telephone: 01392 265163
The Examination Process
Inspectors (referred to as ‘Examiners’ in this context) will apply the broad procedural principles of Development Plan Document Examinations as set out in Examining Development Plan Documents: Procedural Guidance for examining charging schedules. In summary:
- the Charging Authority will need to appoint a Programme Officer.
- the Examiner will do an initial paper based examination and identify the main issues.
- a Pre Hearing Meeting (PHM) will not be necessary (in most cases).
- hearing sessions, when required, will be mainly informal roundtable discussions.
- anyone who has made a representation has a right to be heard (section 212(9) of the Planning Act 2008). However this right is qualified by Regulation 21(12) of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.
- the report will be focused and concise. It will be sent to the charging authority for ‘fact check’ prior to final issue. The legislation also provides further scope to address ‘correctable errors’.
The following documents have been submitted for Examination:
- Submission Statement
- Statement of Representations Procedure Notice
- Exeter City Council Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule
- Relevant evidence to support the CIL Draft Charging Schedule
- Statement of Representations
- Exeter CIL Survey – Paper Copy
- Equality Impact Assessment
For further information about these document, please email CIL@exeter.gov.uk or call planning enquires on 01392 265223.
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Representations received during the Council’s consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule:
Email and letter responses