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  1. Consultation on Focused Amendments to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Infrastructure List March 2019 
  2. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) including CIL Spend and Background to CIL Charging Schedule 2015
  3. The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Last updated: 13th March 2019


1. Consultation - Focused Amendments to Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Infrastructure List March 2019

We are inviting feedback on the following consultations from 14th March 2019 to 5pm 25th April 2019:

Consultation on Focused Amendments to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2015 with specific reference to Green Space requirements
Consultation on a Related Amendment to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Infrastructure (CIL Regulation 123 List)
The consultation period runs from 14th March 2019 to 5pm 25th April 2019.

Refer to section “How to Comment” below for the downloadable form and correspondence details. 

Background to the Consultation

Planning Obligations SPD Focused Amendments Consultation March 2019

The Planning Obligations SPD was approved in 2015 and accompanies the Core Strategy adopted July 2014. The purpose of the SPD document is to provide clarity on what, when and how planning obligations will be sought to make the development proposals acceptable in planning terms; to explain the relationship between section 106 planning obligations and CIL;  and  to outline arrangements for the administration of planning obligations.

Specific revisions are required to the Planning Obligations SPD, to ensure that development proposals accord with the Development Plan, and in particular Policy LCR6 of the Placemaking Plan (adopted 2017) in terms of mitigating the impact of new development on green space, including recreational open space. 

The proposed amendments reflect that there is a need to maintain a consistent approach to the provision of green space required to make new development acceptable in planning terms.  Where on site provision is not practical, off site provision including enhancement and maintenance of existing green space should be secured by way of a planning obligation to mitigate the impact of development.  

Minor updates to the SPD are also being consulted on in relation to the principles of adoption of green space by the Council and to reflect updated tree replacement costs where applicable.

Amendment to CIL Infrastructure List (CIL Regulation 123 List)

In addition to the consultation on the amendments to the Planning Obligations SPD, associated amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 123 List are also being consulted on to clarify that green space mitigation works on, or directly related to, a development site are to be secured via planning obligations. The Regulation 123 list sets out the types of infrastructure that the Council may apply Strategic CIL revenues to. 

Consultation Documents

The consultation amendment documents are as follows:

Draft Amendments to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2015

Draft Amendment to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 123 List

How to Comment

Download and fill out the form making sure that you mark clearly representations to the Planning Obligations SPD amendments, and amendments to the Regulation 123 list.  The form can be downloaded from the links below:

Comment Form - Word version

Comment Form - pdf to download

Respond by email

Email the form  to developercontributions_consultation@bathnes.gov.uk

by the consultation period deadline. 

Respond by post

Print off and complete a comment form and send it by post to the following address to arrive before the deadline.

Developer Contributions Consultation, Planning Policy Team, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG

Deadline for Comments

Comments on both consultations must be received by Bath and North East Somerset Council Planning Policy team by 5.00 pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

What happens next?

The comments submitted during the consultation period in relation to the Planning Obligations SPD Focused amendments  will be assessed and the SPD will be amended as appropriate prior to its approval by the Council.  Details and updates will be shown on the web link www.bathnes.gov.uk/developercontributions.

The comments submitted during the consultation period relating to the amendments to the CIL Regulation 123 list will be considered and the CIL Regulation 123 list will be amended as appropriate prior to approval by the Council. 

For further information: please  contact the Planning Policy team on 01225 394041 or email planning_policy@bathnes.gov.uk.

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2. Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tariff system that allows local authorities to raise funds from developers to contribute to the costs of providing some of the infrastructure needed for new development.  

Bath and North East Somerset Council approved the current CIL Charging Schedule in February 2015.  It took effect from 6 April 2015. 

Information on the background, preparation, consultation and adoption of the CIL Charging Schedule is available within the CIL Timeline and History document

If you are looking to apply CIL to Planning Applications you will find  guidance and a CIL calculator on the Development Management's page

For details on how we spend Community Infrastructure Levy Funds, please follow this CIL Spend link.

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3. The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

  Planning Obligations or Section 106 contributions will still be applied for site-specific mitigation measures directly related to the site, and for affordable housing provision.  The revised Planning Obligations SPD can be found via this link.

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