Well I did predict it! After a quiet summer we are straight back in the saddle with the next Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) consultation. And yes next to enter the fray is indeed Purbeck District Council. The consultation on its Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule begins today and runs until 16 October. You can find the full details here.

As ever cutting straight to the chase the proposed charges are:

A1 Retail £75 per sqm

All other A classes £20 per sqm (unusual)

Residential is split into three zones (see map below):

Swanage (dark green) and the Coast (light blue) £180 per sqm (yes you read that right that is £180 per sqm – a full £30 higher than the now approved sum for developing on Sandbanks)

Wareham (pink) and “Purbeck Fringe” (light green) £100 per sqm

Purbeck Central (dark blue) and Upton (yellow) £40 per sqm (I wonder where they would prefer to see new housing?)


If you don’t like the sound of those charges then get on and let them know!