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The Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds for infrastructure from new development to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed to support new development. 

The three JCS authorities: Gloucester City Council; Cheltenham Borough Council; and Tewkesbury Borough Council are in the process of adopting CIL. Follow the links below for the relevant sections and information on this project.


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Draft charging schedules

The Draft Charging Schedules for each of the Councils, as submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination, can be accessed by following the links below.

The Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedules for the three authorities of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS), Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination.

Hard copies of the Draft Charging Schedules and supporting documents are also available to view at: Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 9SA and on request at Gloucester City Council or Tewkesbury Borough Council.


CIL examination

CIL Examiner Elizabeth Ord LLB(Hons) LLM MA DipTUS was appointed to examine the legal compliance and viability of the JCS CIL Charging Schedules.

Hearing sessions took place from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th May 2018.
 

Examiners questions

Please find below two documents with questions raised by the Examiner, prior to the hearings, with answers provided by the JCS team and Porter Planning Economics (PPE) respectively. An addendum to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), prepared by Arup, was also submitted: 

Written Statements

The following written statements were received in relation to the Examiner’s questions and the responses of the JCS Authorities:

Hearing Statements

The following submission was accepted by the Examiner during the hearing session on Wednesday 18th May 2018:

Notes to the Examiner

In response to information requested by the Examiner during the course of the hearings the following notes were prepared by the JCS Authorities and PPE were submitted to the examination.

Post Examination Hearings JCS Authority Submissions

In response to further information requested by the Examiner during the course of the hearings the following notes were prepared by the JCS Authorities and PPE and were submitted on Friday 25th May 2018.

In response to the further information provided by the JCS Authorities and PPE the following submissions have been received:

Further points of clarification were sought by the Examiner and answers provided by the JCS Authorities:

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer for the Examination is Ian Kemp. He is an independent officer of the Examination and works on behalf of the Inspector.

Mr Kemp will be your first point of contact for any procedural or administrative queries relating to the Examination. All further statements will also be submitted through him. His contact details are as follows:

Ian Kemp
Address: 16 Cross Furlong, Wychbold, Worcestershire, WR9 7TA
Telephone: 01527 861 711
Mobile: 07723 009 166
Email: idkemp@icloud.com

The CIL Examination Document Library can be accessed by following the link below:

Other documents submitted to support the examination, but not necessarily examined can be accessed by following the links below:


Evidence

Spilt into the various topics, the documents listed cover all of the specific information for the CIL and in most cases are a copy of that also supplied and examined, where appropriate, through the JCS plan hearings.
 

Viability

Infrastructure

Infrastructure delivery position statements for all the strategic allocations

Transport


CIL policies maps


Consultations

Preliminary draft charging schedule - June 2015

The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedules were subject to public consultation between 29 May 2015 and 10 July 2015.

A summary report can be accessed by following the link below:

JCS Authorities consideration of issues raised in consultation responses can be accessed by following the link below:

Draft charging schedule - June 2016

The Draft Charging Schedules were subject to public consultation between 13 May 2016 and 24 June 2016,

The draft CIL Instalments policy was also consulted upon during this period and can be accessed by following the link below:

Responses received can be accessed by following the link below:

A summary report can be accessed by following the link below:

Statements of modifications - August 2017

The reason for the statements of modifications was to ensure that the proposed Draft Charging Schedules were aligned with the latest version of the Joint Core Strategy.

A consultation was held from 28 July 2017 - originally until 29 August 2017, then extended until 5 September 2017. Responses received to the consultation on the proposed modifications to the draft charging schedules can be accessed by following the link below:


Supporting information