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Community infrastructure levy

The Community infrastructure levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area.

Further information

2 November 2016 update

We are currently considering our options on the CIL. CIL cannot be charged until a schedule of rates is adopted, and should we proceed towards adoption, there would be reasonable notice given, (a few months) of our intention to adopt. There is currently not a definitive date on proceeding towards adoption of a CIL.

Community Infrastructure Levy submission

12 June 2015

Following two rounds of consultation, we submitted the CIL draft charging schedule for independent examination on Friday 8 May 2015.

The independent examiner, Mr William Fieldshouse BA (HONS) MA MRTPI, was appointed on 11 May 2015.

Agenda Date
CIL submission for examination 8 May 2015
Pre-hearing meeting Not applicable
CIL hearing session 19 August 2015
Further CIL hearing session 6 November 2015

Two examination hearing sessions took place on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Relevant documents, including the examiner's issues, questions and guidance note (see 'Attachments' section at the bottom of this page) and request for additional information (see 'Examination notes'), and responses from us and representors, can be found in the 'Examination library' below (documents EX3, EX4, EX5 and EX6 respectively). The afternoon hearing session adjourned at 3pm to allow us to produce a further revised appraisal of student accommodation development in liaison with representors - University of Leicester and CODE respectively.

The result of our further appraisal work relating to student accommodation developments are set out in a note dated 2 October 2015. This and related documents are included in the 'Examination library' below (ref EX5.5, EX5.6 and EX6.6 respectively). These were sent to representors for comment by Friday 23 October, and the responses are also included in the library (ref EX7.2, EX6.7, EX6.8 and EX6.9 respectively).

The examiner, having considered these latest documents about the proposed charging rate for student accommodation developments, decided that it was necessary to hold a further hearing session. The document 'CIL Leicester student MIQs October 2015 attached below includes a list of issues and questions; along with representors we were asked to respond to these in advance as appropriate (ref EX5.7 and EX6.10) in the 'Examination library.' The further hearing session relating to student accommodation development took place on Friday 6 November 2015.

The examiner is now satisfied they have all the information they need to complete their report. It is expected that this will be sent to us for a fact check by Friday 4 December 2015.

Inspector's report

The government appointed Inspector Mr. Will Fieldhouse, has submitted his report on the examination process into the CIL. The report can be viewed below:

It is also available at our customer service centre and libraries.

Examination library

Document ID Document description Author Representing
EX1 Representation from code students Andy Ward - RG&P Code students
EX2 Representation from Leicestershire Police Michael Lambert - Growth and Design Officer Leicestershire Police
EX2.1 Further representation from Leicestershire Police Michael Lambert - Growth and Design Officer Leicestershire Police

EX3

Savills response to draft CIL charging schedule Michael Davies Barratt Homes

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

     

EX4

Leicester CIL - response to examiner's questions Andy Ward Jamie Lewis - Residential Lettings

EX5

Responses to examiner's questions Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.1

Covering letter to inspector Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.2

Response to University of Leicester Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.3

Student housing - Adjournment note Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.4

Leicester City CIL examination - Residential AP note Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.5

Student housing - LCC note 2.10.15 Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX5.6

CIL Statement of common ground meeting CODE 21 September 2015 final version 2 October 2015 Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council

EX6

Response to the examiners main issues and questions Gateley PLC University of Leicester

EX6.1

14.08.15 CIL Viability study student appraisal critique Gateley PLC University of Leicester

EX6.2

Revised Student Viability Model Aug-Dec 2014 update Gateley PLC University of Leicester

EX6.3

Leicester CIL - Overview 24.08.15 Gateley PLC University of Leicester

EX6.6

Statement of common ground - Gately - clean 2.10.15 AP Gateley PLC University of Leicester
EX7.2 Further comments in relation to student accommodation - adjournment note produced by Leicester City Council Chris May CODE
EX6.7 Response to adjournment note 23.10.15 Gateley PLC University of Leicester
EX6.8 Table 3 - 23.10.15 Gateley PLC University of Leicester
EX6.9 Leicester City Council planning analysis Gateley PLC University of Leicester
- CIL Leicester student MIQs October 2015 Planning inspector  
EX5.7 LCC final draft responses to CIL examiner 3.11.15 Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council
EX6.10 Issues and questions to be discussed at the hearing session on 6 November 2015 - 3.11.15 Gateley PLC University of Leicester

Documents submitted after the hearing session on 19 August 2015

Document ID Document description Author Representing Date received
EX5.3 Student housing - adjournment note Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council 27 August 2015
EX5.4 Leicester City Council examination - residential AP note Grant Butterworth Leicester City Council 27 August 2015
EX7 Student accommodation valuation methodologies Chris May CODE 11 September 2015
EX7.1 (csv file) Copy of student housing market survey Chris May CODE 11 September 2015
EX6.4 Answers to HDH Derek Nesbitt University of Leicester 11 September 2015
EX6.5 Leicester merged documents Derek Nesbitt University of Leicester 11 September 2015

 

Examination notes

Document description Published
CIL Leicester additional information 27 July 2015
CIL Leicester hearing agenda 3 August 2015
CIL Leicester hearing agenda 5 November 2015

Submission documents

Representations

The representations submitted as part of the CIL draft charging schedule are downloadable from the attachment below

The Submission Community Infrastructure Levy draft charging schedule and accompanying documents are also available for inspection at City Hall, 125 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ - weekdays from 8.30am until 5pm (4.30pm Fridays); at our libraries and customer service centre during their normal opening hours. Our statement of submission (linked below) provides further information on how to view the submission documents.

For queries or more information on Leicester CIL, please contact:

email: planning.policy@leicester.gov.uk

write to: Planning Policy, City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ

Attachments