A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks Cabinet endorsement of the Adoption of the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and, recommends to Council that it is formally adopted and operational as of 1 April 2016. (Key decision – reference number 4247)
(8.45 – 8.50 pm)
Councillor Alan Sitkin (Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development) introduced the report of the Director – Regeneration and Environment (No.198) seeking endorsement of the Adoption of the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and recommendation to Council that it was formally adopted and operational as of 1 April 2016.
1. The background to the development of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule as detailed in the report. Subject to Cabinet endorsement and full Council approval, it was intended to formally implement the Schedule with effect from 1 April 2016.
2. That Enfield’s CIL Charging Schedule would be reviewed approximately every two years, as set out in the report.
Alternative Options Considered: The intention to prepare a CIL Charging Schedule was set out in the Council’s Local Development Scheme and the adopted Core Strategy. To solely continue with s.106 Agreements as the main source of developer contribution after the imposition of s.106 pooling restrictions from April 2015, had significantly reduced the revenues that could be raised to help deliver the growth and regeneration objectives proposed in the borough, as contained within the Local Plan.
RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL the adoption of the
1. Enfield Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule as recommended by the Inspector (Annex 1 to the report), to take effect on the 1 April 2016, in accordance with Section 213 of the Planning Act 2008 and Regulation 25 of the CIL Regulations.
2. Regulation 123 List (Annex 2 to the report) was to take effect on the 1 April 2016, in accordance with Section 216 of the Planning Act 2008, Regulation 123(4) of the CIL Regulations and the relevant sections of the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) for CIL.
3. Instalment Policy (Annex 3 of the report), to take effect on 1 April 2016 in accordance with Regulation 69B of the CIL Regulations.
Reason: Significant investment in infrastructure was needed to support the regeneration and growth planned as set out in the Council’s Local Plan. With the introduction of restrictions on the pooling of contributions collected via s.106 agreements in April 2015, CIL would become the main source of securing developer contributions for significant infrastructure improvements. Adoption of the CIL Charging Schedule was therefore crucial to advancing CIL and maintaining developer contributions.
(Key decision – reference number 4247)