Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a local tariff that can be charged on all types of development in a local authority area to deliver infrastructure to support the growth of the District. The funds raised from the CIL can be used to help provide a wide range of infrastructure such as schools, open space, health facilities, flood defences and transport improvements required through the Ryedale Plan.
In order to introduce the CIL, the Council (as the charging authority), has to demonstrate that there is a shortfall in funding between the expected total cost of infrastructure needed to support development over the plan period and the level of funding likely to be forthcoming from mainstream sources of funding for infrastructure. The Council has published an Infrastructure Delivery Plan to support the delivery as part of the evidence base to Local Plan Strategy.
The production of an economic viability assessment is central to the charge setting process in order to ensure that the CIL does not threaten the delivery of the scale of development identified in the Local Plan. In setting the CIL rates the Council must aim to strike an appropriate balance between the benefits of funding infrastructure through CIL and the potential impact of imposing CIL on investment and development in the District. The Council commissioned consultants Roger Tym & Partners to undertake an economic viability assessment for the District. A copy of the assessment can be downloaded below.
CIL Date of approval for use
Members of Ryedale Council approved use of Charging Schedule on the 14 January at a meeting of Extraordinary Full Council. The date for commencement of the Charging Schedule was the 1 March 2016.