This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out in detail the Council's approach towards what affordable housing and site-specific infrastructure contributions are required to facilitate new development in the Borough.
Revised Developer Contributions SPD Consultation
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a local tax on new development that local authorities can choose to introduce to help fund infrastructure in their area. Following the adoption of the Council’s Charging Schedule on 29 April 2014, we are now working towards the implementation of the Levy on all new liable planning approvals from 1 July 2014. As a consequence of adopting the Levy we will be restricted to seeking developer contributions only for necessary on-site infrastructure and affordable housing. In order to this we are revising our Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which is now the subject of a public consultation exercise taking place during the six week period between Monday 9 June 2014 until Monday 21 July 2014.
The consultation paper identifies new text being added to the SPD in italic text. Those sections of the SPD that are no longer relevant following the introduction of CIL are identified in strike-through text. We are seeking comments on these sections of the SPD. Those sections of the SPD that remain unchanged are shown in normal non-italicised text; we are not seeking comments on these sections of the SPD. In order to help consultees visualise how the final version of the SPD may look, we have also prepared a version of the document with all of the changes incorporated.
Revised Developer Contributions SPD 2014 Consultation Paper (pdf - 2.3mb)
Revised Developer Contributions SPD 2014 Indicative Final Version (pdf - 783kb)
Revised Developer Contributions SPD Consultation Response Form (pdf - 8kb)
Hard copies of the Consultation Paper are available to view at the Town Hall and at the public libraries across the Borough.
The Consultation Paper was considered by the Council’s Licensing & Planning Policy Committee on Thursday 29 May 2014, which agreed that it be used for the purposes of consultation and in determining applications during the interim period following the introduction of CIL.
Comments on the Consultation Paper should be submitted electronically through our Consultation Portal. Alternatively, if you are unable to submit your comments electronically we will accept paper responses made on the Consultation Response Form identified above. Paper responses should be sent to:
Planning Policy Team
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
The Town Hall
All comments must be made no later than 5.00 PM on Monday 21 July 2014. Comments received after the close of the consultation will be considered at the Borough Council’s discretion.