Last Modified April 04, 2013
A new charge which will help pay for future community projects like schools, hospitals, road schemes and play areas in Hertsmere will be introduced next year.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tariff that local authorities in England can place on new developments such as small-scale to large-scale residential developments, hotels, care homes and retail or office space, in their area. It will come into force from April 2014.
The money generated through the levy will contribute to the funding of infrastructure to support growth.
Why is this new levy being introduced?
The charge has been introduced by the Government as it believes CIL is a fair and transparent way to fund projects, and developers will benefit from knowing upfront what the charges will be.
We are responsible for setting the charge, collecting it and for deciding which projects to spend the money on.
How much will it be?
Draft proposals on the rates we intend to charge for each type of development have been published as the Proposed Draft Charging Schedule. These proposed rates aim to generate enough money to help fund infrastructure without putting development in the borough at risk.
How can I have my say?
A public consultation on the proposed charges ended on Wednesday 3 April.
What will happens next?
Comments will be taken into consideration in preparing a second draft schedule of charges. Following an additional period of consultation, the charging schedule will then be examined in public by an independent inspector.
Preliminary draft charging schedule and supporting documents
Supporting viability evidence (prepared by consultants Lambert Smith Hampton):
Supporting infrastructure evidence:
You can also see these documents at all libraries within Hertsmere and at our offices in Borehamwood, Potters Bar or Bushey.