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Accessing Council Services:  

  • You can access advice, or support with using our online services, by phoning 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri)
  • The Kiln Road office will re-open for pre-booked appointments only (9.00am to 4.00pm), these can be arranged on a case by case basis by phoning 01268 882200.
  • You can find information and advice on COVID-19 and our 24/7 online services on our  Coronavirus information page


Castle Point Borough Council will be closed from Christmas Eve and will re-open for telephone enquiries and pre-booked office appointments at 8.45 am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Castle Point Borough Council would like to wish all residents a very happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Developer Contributions Guidance SPD

Developer contributions are sought in order to make development schemes acceptable through improvements to affordable housing provision, infrastructure, services and environmental quality within and beyond the development site.

It is recognised that developer contributions can affect the viability of a development scheme, particularly if it is unclear from the start to the type and levels of contributions that will be sought. As a result, the Council has prepared Developer Contributions Guidance setting out the approach it will take to developer contributions for various matters. This will be used as a starting point for the negotiation of contributions.

The Council's current Developer Contributions Guidance is set out below. This is the subject of review due to changes brought about by the introduction of CIL. The Council is therefore in the process of reviewing its Developer Contributions Guidance. A draft of the revised guidance was made available for consultation earlier in 2014. The responses are currently being reviewed with the aim of adopting the revised guidance alongside submission of the CIL Charging Schedule.

draft Revised Developer Contributions Guidance.pdf [pdf] 489KB

Adopted Developer Contributions Guidance