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Christchurch Community Infrastructure Levy

Prior to the formation of BCP Council the former Christchurch Borough Council in partnership with East Dorset District Council formally approved the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule which took effect in January 2017.

From 1 January 2021 the RICS CIL Index, published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, will be used to calculate CIL liability in accordance with Schedule 1 of the CIL (amendment) Regulations 2019. The table below shows how the indexation will affect CIL for developments granted planning permission in Christchurch from 1 January 2022.

Christchurch area 2022 Indexation Rates

Development typeCharge per square metre - 2017 base rateCharge per square metre - 2022 year rate 
Residential (more than 10 units) £70 £81.26
Residential (10 units or less or less than 1,000 floorspace) £150 £174.13

Residential on the following new neighbourhood sites (allocated in the Core Strategy) which provide their own Suitable Alternative Green Space (SANG) as mitigation for European sites Roeshot Hill/Christchurch Urban Extension (CN1) - 950 dwellings and Land South of Burton Village (CN2) - 45 dwellings

£0 £0
Residential on sites of 40 or more dwellings where on site SANG is required by the local planning authority £0 £0
Extra care housing and housing for vulnerable people (developments that comprise self-contained homes with design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living) £40 £46.43
Hotels £0 £0
Care Homes £40 £46.43
Offices £0 £0
Light industrial/warehousing £0 £0
Convenience retail £110 £127.69
Comparison retail £0 £0
Public serve and community facilities £0 £0
Standard charge (all other uses not covered) £0 £0

The CIL instalment Policy sets out the number of instalments and payment period for payments. There is also a CIL Payment in Kind Policy.

In support of CIL charging schedules we used to set out the types of projects that CIL monies and planning obligations would be spend upon, in what were known as the Regulation 123 List. This approach was superseded through the preparation of the Infrastructure Funding Statement, which sets out the CIL and planning obligations and where they are spent. We are in the process of reviewing the Regulation 123 List to set our future spending priorities.