Community Infrastructure Levy examination

Community Infrastructure Levy examination

This page contains information about the examination of the Brighton & Hove City Council Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule. All documents relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) examination are available in the examination library. Other planning obligation information and an indicative timetable for the approval of our CIL charging schedule is available on our developer contributions page.

CIL charging schedule

Brighton & Hove City Council has approved a CIL Charging Schedule which started on 5 October 2020.

In May 2020 the CIL Charging Schedule was recommended by the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee to be referred to Full Council on 23 July 2020. Full Council approved the CIL charging schedule with the starting date of 5 October 2020.

Inspector's report

The inspector's report was received on 7 February 2020. The report supports the Charging Schedule with proposed modifications.

This will now proceed to Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee on 23 April 2020, and Full Council on 14 May 2020, for adoption.

Amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations

On 1 September 2019 new Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations came into force (the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment)(England)(No 2) Regulations 2019) amending the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (‘the CIL regulations’) along with updated guidance contained within the national Planning Practice Guidance.

The regulations make a number of important changes to the operation of CIL and section 106 planning obligations. It is not considered that the changes made have any implications for the submitted Brighton & Hove CIL charging schedule.

Consultation on proposed modifications to draft charging schedule 17 July to 11 September 2019

Following the public hearing session held on 2 April and further work submitted by the Council, the independent CIL Examination Inspector agreed proposed main modifications for consultation between 17 July and 11 September 2019. The council also consulted on additional minor modifications. Representations were invited on the modifications only.

The proposed main modifications and additional minor modifications are available for inspection in the CIL examination library and are also available at public deposit points. 

Examination in public

On 16 January 2019, Brighton & Hove City Council submitted a Community Infrastructure Levy draft charging schedule (PDF 1.4MB) modified by a statement of modifications to the draft charging schedule (PDF 1.5MB) published in December 2018, for an independent examination in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) and the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

A public hearing was held on 2 April 2019 at 10am in Committee Room 3 at Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Rd, Brighton BN1 1JW.

At the close of the hearing the inspector requested some further work to be undertaken by the council and its viability consultant. The scope of this further work is set out in the following note:

Documents relating to this further work can be found in the CIL examination library.

Examiner and Programme Officer

Mr Jameson Bridgwater PGDipTP MRTPI has been appointed as the independent examiner to conduct the examination.

Pauline Butcher has been appointed as Programme Officer. She is independent of the city council.

Where documents can be inspected

Copies of all relevant documents and evidence relating to the preparation of the CIL charging schedule are available for inspection in the CIL Examination Library.