Community Infrastructure Levy

The national government’s planning inspectorate has recommended that the borough’s community infrastructure levy (CIL) be approved.

This levy is a charge on some forms of new development, collected to help deliver infrastructure improvements in functions such as transport, education, health and leisure, as development comes forward.  The borough will now formally adopt the CIL.  Following this, it is expected that the borough will begin collecting the levy from 1 April 2013.

The borough CIL will contribute to the following identified shortfall in local infrastructure.  Transport.  New crossings, junctions, cycle paths and foot paths to address the congestion hotspots identified in the local transport plan  – £19,500,000.  Education.  21 primary school classrooms – £8,500,000; 15 secondary school classrooms – £7,900,000; early years provision – £1,750,000; indoor sports facilities – £820,000; children and young people’s leisure facilities and play areas – £1,000,000; and, improvements to playing pitches – £975,000.  All these total around £40,000,000.

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