Community Infrastructure Levy – Draft Charging Schedule

Community Infrastructure Levy – Draft Charging Schedule (2016)

This consultation has ended.

Having now adopted the South Worcestershire Development Plan in February 2016 the South Worcestershire Councils (Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon Councils) are continuing the process of preparing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a charge that local authorities in England can place on new development in their area. The money generated through the Levy will contribute towards the funding of infrastructure to support growth in South Worcestershire.

A Draft Charging Schedule has been developed which sets out the proposed charging rates for South Worcestershire, building on feedback from the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation carried out in the spring of 2015. The Councils consider that the Draft Charging Schedule, which incorporates updated viability evidence from January 2016, strikes an appropriate balance between contributing to funding infrastructure and not putting development across South Worcestershire at risk.

Consultation on the CIL DCS will run for six weeks from 9:00 am Friday 1st April 2016 to 5:00  pm Monday 16th May 2016.

A copy of the Draft Charging Schedule, the accompanying background information and all other consultation material can be found at the links below.

Consultation Documents


CIL Maps

The following CIL maps show the same boundaries for the main urban areas as those CIL maps already published (Appendix B of the Draft Charging Schedule) and are simply more detailed in order to assist interested parties who are considering making a representation.


Supporting Evidence

Material for the two previous rounds of the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation undertaken in 2013 and 2015 can be viewed on the main CIL webpage.

Hard copies of these documents can be viewed at the Customer Services Centres and main libraries at Worcester, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Broadway, Tenbury wells and Upton upon Severn.

We welcome your comments via the following means by 5:00 pm on Monday 16 May 2016:


Post: South Worcestershire Development Plan, Wychavon Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 1PT.

Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and will be available as public documents, although any personal details (with the exception of names) will not be published.

Representations received during the consultation will be considered prior to the submission of the DCS for examination by an independent Planning Inspector.

If you have any further queries please contact either:

Andrew Ford (Wychavon District Council), telephone 01386 565362 or
Corin Beames (Malvern Hills District Council), telephone 01684 862140.