Community Infrastructure Levy: Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule 25 May - 6 July 2018

Harrogate Borough Council is holding a six week consultation from 25 May to 4.30pm on 6 July 2018 on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows councils to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the district. The money can be used to fund infrastructure projects such as schools, open space, flood defences and transport improvements that are needed to support development.

Charging authorities set out the CIL rates in a charging schedule. CIL rates are expressed in pounds per square metre and will be levied against most new development. The council must set CIL rates based on evidence of the viability of different types of development and produce a charging schedule that is subject to an independent examination.

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation 26 May to 4.30pm on 6 July.

We are consulting on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS). This document contains:

  • a brief explanation of the CIL
  • a schedule of which developments will be liable to pay CIL
  • how the charge is calculated; and
  • evidence to support the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

As part of the preparation of the charging schedule a CIL Viability Assessment was produced.

Consultation documents can be viewed below:

Hard copies of the consultation documents are available to view at the Civic Centre Harrogate, Knaresborough House, Ripon Town Hall and local libraries across the district.

How to submit comments

Responses can be made directly on our consultation portal at Alternatively, completed forms can be submitted to Planning Policy team, Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate HG1 9RW or email

Page last updated 25/05/2018