Community Infrastructure Levy - Draft Charging Schedule (Nov 2014)
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Draft Payment in Kind and Infrastructure Payments Policy
This policy is effective from the date the Southend Borough Council Charging Schedule comes into effect.
In accordance with Regulations 73, 73A, 73B and 74 the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), Southend Borough Council may accept up to 80%2 of a CIL liability by way of the transfer of land or infrastructure to the Council as payment. This will be subject to the following conditions:
The Council will only accept land or infrastructure as payment of a CIL liability if the offer relates to infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure included in the Council’s published Regulation 123 Infrastructure List.
Any agreement relating to such a payment must be made with the Council before the chargeable development commences. This agreement must state the value of the land or infrastructure to be transferred.
The land or infrastructure to be transferred must be valued by a suitably qualified and experienced independent person as agreed with the Council. The valuation of land must represent a fair open market price for the land on the day that it is valued and reflect the relevant purposes for which the land will be utilised. In the case of infrastructure the value will should reflect the cost (including related design costs) to the provider. Any costs associated with the valuation will be payable by the person seeking to transfer the land or infrastructure.
The Council must be satisfied that any land to be transferred would be appropriate and fit for the purpose of providing necessary infrastructure to support the growth of the Borough3.
The person transferring the land or infrastructure to the charging authority as payment must have assumed liability to pay CIL and completed the relevant CIL forms.
The land or infrastructure, subject to the transfer, must be free from any interest in land and any encumbrance to the land, buildings or structures.
The Council may transfer land, at nil cost, to a third party4 for the provision of infrastructure.
The Council would encourage the transfer of land allocated or safeguarded in a Development Plan Document or Supplementary Planning Document for infrastructure.
Payments in kind must be provided to the same timescales as CIL cash payments, or otherwise on an agreed basis, subject to the provisions in the regulations and any other state aid considerations.
It should be noted that the agreement to pay in land may not form part of a planning obligation entered into under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).
It is entirely at the Council’s discretion as to whether to accept a land transfer or infrastructure payment in lieu of CIL. The Council is not obliged to accept any offer of payment in kind by land or infrastructure.
If you are interested in paying CIL in this way and have not commenced development of the site in question you should discuss this with the Council’s Section 106 and CIL Officer.
2 20% of the CIL liability will remain payable in cash including 5% for administrative costs and 15% as the Neighbourhood Allocation
N.B. The Neighbourhood Allocation may increase in accordance with the CIL Regulations should a Neighbourhood Plan be adopted by Leigh Town Council, in which case the proportion of the CIL liability that will be accepted ‘in kind’ will be reduced to 70%. 3 This may require the owner to demonstrate that the land is suitable through the submission of further information to the Council, including but not limited to, topographical information, reports on contamination and archaeology and details of any underground services. 4 This would be limited to other infrastructure providers such as Essex Police, Essex County Council or Environment Agency.