On the 27 January 2017, the South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) received the final report into the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule from examiner Mr Roger Clews of The Planning Inspectorate following the hearing held on 29 November 2016. The report concluded that, subject to modifications, the CIL Charging Schedules for Malvern Hills, Worcester City, and Wychavon provided an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in each SWC area. In reaching that conclusion the examiner has made a number of recommendations, based on matters discussed at the hearing which the examiner believes are necessary to make the Charging Schedule ‘sound’ prior to separate adoption of the CIL by the SWC later in the year.
The SWC took the opportunity to revise the Regulation 123 List, to both reflect specific changes resulting from the examiners modifications and to seek changes based on material considered during the overall examination process. There was a six week opportunity to make comments on the revised Regulation 123 List, commencing on 13 February 2017 and concluding at 5pm on 27 March 2017.
Following the conclusion of this consultation, a final CIL charging schedule was produced, incorporating the examiner’s modifications, the revised Regulation 123 List and all of the previous modifications to the Charging Schedule into a single document that was be considered by each of the SWC at the respective Council meetings in adopting CIL.