Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 15th JANUARY, 2013
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 19th NOVEMBER, 2012
C1903 COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) (RIPT) (SCRUTINY – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
The purpose of the report was to inform Cabinet about the ongoing preparation of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the Vale of Glamorgan and to advise on the establishment of working procedures across the Council’s relevant service areas to facilitate the progression of the preparation of a CIL.
On the 6th April, 2010 the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 came into force, that changed the way in which planning obligations could be sought through Section 106 Agreements. CIL was a new charging system that would be applied to most forms of development to fund infrastructure improvements such as transport, open space, public art and education to serve new developments that support the development of the authority area in accordance with the Local Development Plan (LDP).
On 21st February, 2011 Cabinet resolved (Minute No C1230) to commence work on preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy for the Vale of Glamorgan.
The work was being undertaken in tandem with the preparation of the Local Development Plan (LDP) and it was envisaged that the LDP and CIL Inquiries could run concurrently. At present it is anticipated this would be during 2014.
One of the first tasks was to identify what ‘infrastructure’ the Council would like to use CIL to fund. The CIL Regulations defined ‘Infrastructure’ for the purpose of CIL as including:
· Roads and other transport facilities;
· Flood defences;
· Schools and other educational facilities;
· Medical facilities;
· Sporting and recreational facilities; and
· Open spaces.
CIL would differ from Section 106 funding since it could be pooled to deliver an infrastructure project that did not necessarily directly relate to the development from which it was sourced.
The Director of Development Services was in the process of bringing together relevant service areas in a Strategic CIL Working Group which would ensure the necessary inputs into the process to help establish the CIL. The purpose of the proposed CIL Working Group was to drive forward delivery of the CIL process and ensure cooperation from the relevant service areas involved.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the report be endorsed and referred to the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Committee for consideration and the Planning Committee for information.
(2) T H A T progress on the preparation of a CIL be noted and endorsed.
Reasons for decisions.
(1) In order that the views of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Committee are taken into account by Cabinet.
(2) To note the report.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 19th November, 2012.