Community infrastructure levy
The Community infrastructure levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area.
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.
|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.
The government appointed Inspector Mr. Will Fieldhouse, has submitted his report on the examination process into the CIL. The report can be viewed below:
|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|
|Savills response to draft CIL charging schedule||Michael Davies||Barratt Homes|
|Leicester CIL - response to examiner's questions||Andy Ward||Jamie Lewis - Residential Lettings|
|Responses to examiner's questions||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Covering letter to inspector||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Response to University of Leicester||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Student housing - Adjournment note||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Leicester City CIL examination - Residential AP note||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Student housing - LCC note - 2 October 2015||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|CIL Statement of common ground meeting CODE 21 September 2015 final version - 2 October 2015||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|Response to the examiners main issues and questions||Gateley PLC||University of Leicester|
|CIL Viability study student appraisal critique - 14 August 2015||Gateley PLC||University of Leicester|
|Revised Student Viability Model August-December 2014 update||Gateley PLC||University of Leicester|
|Leicester CIL - Overview - 24 August 2015||Gateley PLC||University of Leicester|
|Statement of common ground - Gately - clean - 2 October 2015 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 October 2015||Gateley PLC||University of Leicester|
|EX6.8||Table 3 - 23 October 2015||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 November 2015||Grant Butterworth||Leicester City Council|
|EX6.10||Issues and questions to be discussed at the hearing session on 6 November 2015 - 3 November 2015||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|
|CIL Leicester additional information||27 July 2015|
|CIL Leicester hearing agenda||3 August 2015|
|CIL Leicester hearing agenda||5 November 2015|
- Draft charging schedule and supporting information
- CIL draft charging schedule infrastructure projects list and funding gap (February 2015)
- CIL draft charging schedule regulation 123 list (February 2015)
- Statement of consultation - summary of responses to preliminary draft consultation and consultation process
- List of representations received on the draft charging schedule (regulation 17 statement)
- List of representations received on the provisional draft charging schedule
- Copies of press notices and statutory communications in regards to the Leicester Community Infrastructure Levy draft charging schedule consultation
- Updated viability study (December 2014)
- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CIL viability study (2013)
- Leicester core strategy (2010)
- Leicester core strategy (2014)
- Leicester and Leicestershire growth infrastructure assessment
- Leicester City growth infrastructure assessment - extract
- Leicester City Council affordable housing provision and developer contributions study
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:
Write to: Planning Policy, City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ.