Consultation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule

Stevenage Borough Council is in the process of preparing a Community Infrastructure

Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule for examination. As the second stage in establishing a CIL, a

Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) has been prepared which sets out the proposed charging rates for Stevenage.


This follows the initial round of consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, which was undertaken from September to October 2018. The responses made during this consultation have been taken into account and a revised Draft Charging Schedule has been produced.


Representations are invited on the Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) during a 4 week consultation period starting Thursday 18 Aril 2019 and ending at Midnight on Friday 17 May 2019.


The easiest way of reading and responding to the Draft Charging Schedule is via the Council’s online consultation portal:


However, representations can also be sent to Stevenage Borough Council


By email:


By Post: Planning Policy, Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1HN


The Draft Charging Schedule and its supporting documentation and evidence are available to view below:


Draft Charging Schedule

Statement of Representations Procedure

Notice of Consultation

Regulation 123 List

Draft Instalments Policy


We would also like to invite views on the Council’s Draft Regulation 123 List and Instalments Policy. These can be made via email or post using the contact details above.

Evidence base for CIL

The evidence used for developing CIL can be found in the following documents

Post Consultation Viability Note, Jan 2019

Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Infrastructure Funding Gap Technical Paper, July 2018

Whole Plan Viability Study

Viability update: CIL, December 2017

During the consultation period, the Draft Charging Schedule and relevant evidence will be available for public inspection during opening hours at:

  • Stevenage Borough Council Offices, Danestrete
  • Stevenage Central Library, Southgate
  • Old Town Library, 38 High Street


Representations must be made in writing.


Regulation16 (2) (d) and (e i, ii, iii) identify that persons making representations may (1) request the right to be heard by the CIL examiner and (2) request to be notified, at a specific address, of any of the following:

        That the draft charging schedule has been submitted to the examiner in accordance with section 212 of PA 2008,

·         The publication of the recommendations of the examiner and the reason for those recommendations,

·         The approval of the charging schedule by the charging authority.


A person who has made representations about the Draft Charging Schedule may withdraw those representations at any time by giving notice in writing to the charging authority.


Please feel free to contact the Planning Policy Team via the contact details above, or on 01438 242823, if you would like further information.