We want your views on our Lambeth CIL draft charging schedule that will support growth in the borough. Have your say now by emailing or writing to us. The consultation runs from 31 January to 13 March 2020.
We are amending our CIL rates in order to ensure that the council can secure sufficient funding for infrastructure to support growth in the Borough.
Lambeth Council consulted on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) in October 2018. The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (the ‘2019 Regulations’) amended the CIL Regulations and took effect in September 2019.
A Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule is no longer required as the first step in the process of adopting a revised CIL Charging Schedule. However, Regulation 13 (transitional and saving provisions) of the 2019 Regulations states that if the Council had already held the first round public consultation, comments received in response to this consultation on the PDCS must be considered.
The Council has considered the representations made during the consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule in 2018.
The Infrastructure Delivery Plan was reviewed and updated to meet the needs of the borough between the financial years 2019/20 and 2034/35.
The Viability Study was also reviewed and updated in support of both the proposed amendments to the Lambeth CIL Charging Schedule and the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version (DRLLP PSV).
The Viability Review dated December 2019 recommends no changes to proposed revisions to Lambeth's CIL rates. Following approval by the Cabinet, the Council will now proceed to the next stage of reviewing its CIL rates by publishing a Draft Charging Schedule in accordance with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).
We're now consulting on a second round public consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule that will run for six weeks from 31 January to 13 March 2020.
This will run alongside the publication of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version (DRLLP PSV) prior to submission for independent examination.
How to respond
The Council is inviting representations on the Draft Charging Schedule in accordance with the Statement of the Representations Procedure.
Find out more about the Draft Charging Schedule and the evidence base in support of it as set out below.
Representations on the Draft Charging Schedule can be made by direct email:
email@example.com with DCS 2020 as the email subject header.
Or in writing to:
PO Box 734
Representations must be received by 11pm on Friday 13 March 2020
To help you have your say please read the supporting evidence below:
Summary of Evidence Base
In support of revised CIL rates set out in the Draft Charging Schedule, the council updated its Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) and tested the proposed rates for viability.
Infrastructure Delivery Plan
The Infrastructure Schedule contained within the Infrastructure Delivery Plan identifies the infrastructure needed to meet the growth arising from development in the first five years of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version (DRLLP PSV), including the funding available to deliver the infrastructure, and determines the funding gap to justify the proposed new CIL rates.
Charging authorities are required to strike an appropriate balance between the desirability of funding infrastructure from the levy and the potential impact upon the economic viability of development across their area.
Alternative levels of CIL were tested in combination with the cumulative impact of:
- Policies in the Draft London Plan 2019
- Policies in the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version (DRLLP PSV)
- Policy approach to planning obligations
- New levels of Mayoral CIL (MCIL2) for Lambeth which took effect in April 2019
The 2019 Viability Study tested a range of development types throughout the London Borough of Lambeth to assess the extent to which the viability of potential development sites allows for changes to the rates of CIL in the context of the cumulative impact of proposed development plan policies and planning obligations.