Waverley aiming for more developers' funds to support infrastructure

Published Monday, 9 July 2018

A public examination of Waverley’s Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a tariff charged on new development to raise funds to provide infrastructure, will take place on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

The draft CIL charging schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 11 May 2018 following two stages of consultation.

An independent examiner, Mr Philip Staddon, has now been appointed to conduct the public review to consider whether the draft charging schedule can be adopted.

Councillor Chris Storey, Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:  “CIL allows councils to raise funds from developers to fund infrastructure needed across the borough, as a result of development. Waverley residents have said they want more infrastructure to accompany new developments. To this end Waverley has set the proposed rates higher that many other councils. 

"I believe the rates we have set are right and are viable; I expect, that should the draft charging scheduled be approved, many other councils will follow Waverley’s lead."

The examiner will set out his conclusions in a report 6-8 weeks after the hearing date. The council is intending to adopt the charging scheduled in September or October, with implementation anticipated in December 2018.

Notes to editors:

  • The hearing will start at 9.30am on Tuesday 17 July 2018 and be held at Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU17 1HR in the Council Chamber.
  • Wednesday 18 July is held in reserve at this stage, should it be needed for further discussion.
  • All up-to date information about the progress of the examination including the latest timetable, document library and any further information requested by the Examiner can be found on the council’s website.

 

For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

Web : www.waverley.gov.uk

Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk

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