The Council is undertaking further consultation on proposals to put in place a Community Infrastructure Levy. The Consultation will run from 22nd July until 2nd September 2022. This extra consultation is being undertaken to allow residents and other stakeholders to comment on new evidence base documents arising due to the withdrawal of the local plan.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set charge on new development which the Council has chosen to introduce. It is charge based on the size and type of new development proposed, and once set is mandatory to pay and non-negotiable.
The funds raised through CIL will be distributed by the Council to provide infrastructure such as roads and other transport facilities, flood defence and flood management improvements, education facilities, medical facilities, sports and recreational facilities and open spaces.
The CIL will be used alongside section 106 agreements which are used to secure infrastructure on or nearby a site when a development is proposed. This will ensure that the wider impacts of development on infrastructure are addressed.
It is proposed that residential development and retail development are charged a levy. Other forms of development would be exempt from CIL but may still need to contribute to infrastructure using a section 106 agreement.
It is expected that the CIL will come into effect early in 2023, following an independent examination to ensure that the charges proposed are appropriately set. It is anticipated that the CIL could raise around £7.77m for infrastructure in Castle Point over the next 10 years.
To find out about CIL and the charges proposed in Castle Point visit the Council website: https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-cil-consultation-2022
If you wish to comment on the proposed CIL Charging Schedule, you can download a response form from the website. This can be returned by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, a copy of the charging schedule and the response forms are available at the Council Offices during normal office hours, and can be returned by post to: Planning Policy, Castle Point Borough Council, Council Offices, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 1TF
All responses should be returned to the Council by 5pm on Friday 2nd September 2022.