Approved: new permission to avoid CIL charge in St Ives, Dorset

Dorset Council (former East Dorset District Council):  Darryl Howells has secured a second planning permission to erect a dwelling in St Ives on the same site.  The original planning permission (also secured by Darryl) was described as “demolish existing garage and erect a detached dwelling”.  Following the issue of the […]

Borough of Poole proposes new Community Infrastructure Levy charges soon to come into effect

Borough of Poole: Following examination by the Planning Inspectorate the Borough of Poole have now published their latest Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) draft charging schedule which they propose to replace their current schedule. Community Infrastructure Levy is a locally set charge which can be applied to development to help fund infrastructure […]

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils begin charging CIL in January 2017

Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council: The final few authorities are getting their acts together and adopting the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). These two Council’s recently adopted their CIL charging schedule and have announced that charging will commence on 03 January 2017. This means that CIL will be applied […]

Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset to begin charging CIL

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council: Our eagle eyed followers  may remember back in September 2015 we advised that the Joint Core Strategy of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council was to be adopted on 22 October 2015. At the time of […]

Bournemouth Borough Council to begin charging Community Infrastructure Levy

Bournemouth Borough Council: The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is coming to development in Bournemouth very soon! We are expecting that Bournemouth Borough Council will begin charging on developments which gain planning permission on or after 01 March 2016 – just four months away. Whilst this is unlikely to capture applications […]

Government Inspector green-lights new planning policies in Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council: The Inspector’s report into the Joint Core Strategy of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council has now been published. Subject to several minor modifications and an early plan review in 2021, the new policies have been […]

Bournemouth Borough Council consults again on CIL charges

Bournemouth Borough Council: Slowly but surely Bournemouth Borough Council move towards the adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy (if you need a CIL reminder download our Briefing Note from our Intelligence page). The Council has just published the second round of consultation on its proposed Charging Schedule. The proposed rates now […]

Borough of Poole considering eye-watering CIL rates for Sandbanks

Borough of Poole: The Council have been operating the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for two years now and are currently in the process of reviewing the rates. Last week (22 January 2015) the Head of Planning and Regeneration presented  a report to the Council’s Economy Overview and Scrutiny Committee which has given us […]

Government introduces national 10-unit affordable housing threshold

England: On Friday (28 November 2014) the Government quietly announced the introduction of a national 10-unit affordable housing threshold. This policy was first muted in last years Autumn Statement and then consulted upon in the proposals in March. Finally now the policy comes into effect. The policy is introduced by way of a few […]

Finally CIL progress from Bournemouth Borough Council!

Bournemouth Borough Council: Well it’s taken a them while but finally Bournemouth Borough Council today publishes its preliminary draft Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule. Fortunately it looks like it’s good news folks! Just quickly if you need a refresher on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) then check out our briefing note here. […]

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