Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Draft Charging Schedule & Draft CIL & S106 Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)


Draft Charging Schedule public consultation in accordance with Regulation 16 & 17 of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010, and

Consultation on a Draft CIL & S106 Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012


Legislation was introduced in 2010 that allows local councils to set a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). A CIL allows councils to raise funds from developers carrying out building projects in their area, for spending on infrastructure such as new schools, open space or public transport (a short guide to CIL in South Gloucestershire can be accessed below). Following the approval of the Policy & Resources Committee (7th April), the Council has published South Gloucestershire’s Draft Charging Schedule (and supporting documentation as set out below) for public consultation.


Supporting Documents

This is the second consultation on South Gloucestershire’s approach to the Community Infrastructure Levy. Consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule & Preliminary Draft Developers Guide was held between Dec 2012 and Jan 2013. The preparation of the Draft Charging Schedule and CIL & S106 Guide has been informed by:

  • comments from the previous consultation (these can be found at Appendix 11 of the Economic Viability Appraisal above)
  • additional viability work
  • amendments to the CIL Regulations

Information regarding the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule can be found at

The Report presented to the Policy & Resources Committee Report (7 April 2014) is available to view through the Agenda papers (Item 13). The South Gloucestershire Core Strategy (adopted December 13) and Infrastructure Delivery Plan (March 14) referred to in the documents can also be viewed at the links below.

Making comments

Comments should be made using the Representations Form (in Word or PDF format) between 12 May and 23 June 2014, to the following addresses:

  • By email to:; or
  • By letter to: Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, Department for Environment and Community Services, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 0DR.

Please ensure that the Council receives any comments by 5pm on 23 JunePlease clearly indicate to which consultation your comments relate.


Availability of documents

Hard copies of all the documents are available for inspection, 8.45am - 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursdays and Fridays, at the Council’s One-Stop Shops:

  • Thornbury Library, St Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AA
  • Yate, Kennedy Way, BS37 4DQ (access via West Walk)
  • Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR
  • Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PE

The documents are also available to view at South Gloucestershire libraries (please refer to for locations and opening times).

Please note that comments received, including personal details, cannot be kept confidential.  If you make a comment from time to time we may contact you to seek your views about other planning consultations and projects.  Periodically, you may also be invited to give us your views about our service.


Next steps

Comments received regarding the Draft Charges and related documentation will be submitted to the Examiner with a statement setting out the number of comments made and summary of the main issues raised in accordance with Regulation 19 of the 2010 CIL Regulations. Any person making representations can be request to be heard by the examiner and request to be notified when the draft charging schedule is submitted for examination, the publication of recommendations by the examiner and approval of the charging schedule by the Council (see Statement of Representations Procedure above). It is anticipated that the examination of the charges will take place in autumn 2014 and the Council will commence implementation of charges by April 2015.


If you require further information or assistance, or if you would like to be removed from the Council’s planning policy mailing list, please contact the Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team by email to or by telephone to 01454 86 3469.



This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    12 May 2014 at 00:00
  • Closed
    23 Jun 2014 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
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