The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a standard, non-negotiable charge applicable to developments where there is a net increase of 100 square metres of floor space or the creation of one or more dwellings. The Harrogate District Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule, which details the tariff rates, was formally approved by Full Council on 8 July 2020 and came into force on 1 October 2020. Applications determined on or after 1 October will be liable for CIL except for those valid applications in the system on 8 July 2020 which will be exempt (regardless of determination date).
The introduction of the levy means that additional information is required on submission of a planning application to determine whether a charge is due and to determine the amount. Applicants are therefore required to submit a CIL Form 1: Additional information along with the planning application which can be done through the Planning Portal.
A full guidance document (Harrogate CIL guidance and FAQs) detailing the full process and all the requirements of the applicant and ourselves can be viewed below, along with a number of other important documents:
- Harrogate CIL guidance and FAQs
- CIL and parish councils
- CIL process diagram
- Instalments policy
- Floorspace calculation guidance
- Surcharges and penalties guidance
Community infrastructure levy reporting
Information relating to the operation of the CIL is published annually alongside information relating to planning obligations (commonly referred to as Section 106 or S106 agreements) in the infrastructure funding statement (IFS). Further information is available on the infrastructure funding statement page.
This page forms the main source of information regarding the CIL Examination. The information should be read alongside the submission and supporting documents.
- 2 June 2020 Examiners report into the Harrogate District Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule
- 17 February 2020 Harrogate Borough Council response to CIL modifications consultation
- 3 January - 31 January 2020 CIL modifications consultation. The main modifications schedule and accompanying documentation can be viewed at consult.harrogate.gov.uk
- 23 October 2019 Responses to inspector's questions and council's opening statement
- 18 October 2019 Revised examination programme for the hearing session
- 12 September 2019: Examination guidance note from the inspector This note provides guidance to representors involved in the Examination of the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule. All representors should familiarise themselves with the contents of the note, in particular, those who wish to submit further statements and/or take part in the hearing sessions
- 12 September 2019: Draft programme for the hearing session including the questions from the Inspector that will form the basis of the discussion at the hearing sessions
Jameson Bridgwater has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the charging schedule is sound.
An independent Programme Officer, Liz Sheard, has been appointed to assist the independent Inspector through the examination. She is responsible for all procedural matters of the examination and all future correspondence with respondents to the CIL regarding the examination will be via her.
Programme Officer, c/o Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW
Draft Charging Schedule submission for examination
The Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule was submitted for examination on Friday 16 August 2019.
Full details are contained within the Notice of Submission Statement.
Draft Charging Schedule Submission documents
The Submission Draft Charging Schedule and supporting documents are available to view below:
Submission Draft Charging Schedule August 2019
Draft Charging Schedule January 2019
CIL Viability Assessment January 2019
Regulation 19b Consultation Statement and Key Issues: August 2019
Supporting documents relevant to the preparation of the Draft Charging Schedule:
Whole Plan Viability Study, October 2016
Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule May 2018
Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Key Issues January 2019
Planning Obligations Evidence Tables May 2018
All representations submitted during the publication consultation have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (including any attachments and supplementary reports). These are available to view on the consultation portal or from the list above.
Hard copies of the submission documents will also be available for inspection at the following locations:
- Civic Centre, St Luke's Mount, Harrogate, HG1 2AE. Opening hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursdays and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays
- Knaresborough Library, Marketplace, Knaresborough, HG58AG Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
- Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon, HG4 1AG Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
- Nidderdale Plus community library, Station Square, Pateley Bridge
HG3 5AT. Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
- Mashamshire community library, Little Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY. Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
- Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 1EG. Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
- Boroughbridge Library, 17 St James Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AR. Opening hours can be viewed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/local-libraries
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.
Preparation of a charging schedule is undertaken in three stages:
- Preparation and consultation on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS)
- Revision of the PDCS and consultation on a Draft Charging Schedule and
- Examination in public of the Draft Charging Schedule and receipt of a binding inspector's report
Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation.
A six week consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) ran from 26 May to 6 July 2018. The consultation documents can be viewed from the links below