Agenda and minutes
Venue: Bourges/Viersen Room - Town Hall
Contact: Gemma George, Senior Govenance Officer, 01733 452268 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Cereste, Councillor Scott and Councillor Lamb.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
The minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2015 were agreed as a true and accurate record.
Cabinet received a report which followed the Examination in Public of the Peterborough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS). The report explained the outcome of the Examiner’s report on the Schedule, the proposed modifications to the final charging schedule and associated policies and proposed a formal adoption date of 24 April 2015.
Councillor Hiller introduced the report highlighting the main issues contained within. He further highlighted the positive strides made across the city relating to housing, schooling, jobs provision and healthcare, to name a few, and summarised how the CIL would work, the rate structure, the current scheme it would replace this being the Planning Obligation and Implementation Scheme and confirmed that Section 106 contributions would continue alongside the new scheme. Cabinet was asked to recommend the Schedule to Council and to approve the associated Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document.
Cabinet debated the report and key points raised and responses to questions included:
· There were only a few other Local Authorities who had adopted a CIL, however the rates proposed were in line with those authorities who did have a CIL;
· The Schedule included a zero rate charge for new businesses;
· It was accepted that potentially the CIL would not cover all new required infrastructure and there would be an element of shortfall. In this instance prioritisation of projects would need to be undertaken;
· The Draft Regulation 123 List, as presented to Cabinet, defined which projects and/or types/sections of infrastructure that the Council may fund in whole or part through CIL revenue. Members could put projects forward to officers for consideration and the governance arrangements for the list were currently being worked upon;
· A neighbourhood proportion of the CIL would be passed onto local communities where development had taken place. Where development took place in a Parish Council area the neighbourhood proportion would be passed to that Parish Council and unparished areas would not hold CIL funds;
· Guidance as to how the Scheme would work had been widely disseminated and there was a clear ‘commonly asked questions’ guide available;
· The POIS Scheme was due to become unlawful in April and therefore a replacement scheme was required; and
· It would be for the Council to decide how the central pot of money was to be utilised.
Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:
1. Recommend to Council that:
A. The Examiner’s Report into the Draft CIL Charging Schedule was considered and the recommendations and conclusions that underpin them were accepted;
B. The Peterborough Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) Charging Schedule was adopted, with CIL to come into effect for all planning applications approved on or after 24 April 2015;
C. The Council’s CIL Supporting Policies Document (including Regulation 123 List, Instalment Policy, Payment in Kind Policy and Statement of Exceptional Circumstances Relief) be adopted and published;
D. Delegated authority be given to the Director of Growth and Regeneration (a) to take all steps necessary to implement the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), and (b) to take all ... view the full minutes text for item 4.