Have your say: Raising money from developers to fund infrastructure

Community Infrastructure Levy and Infrastructure Delivery and Prioritisation SPD consultations

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a way the Council can secure funding from developers toward the infrastructure required to support the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan.

Funds raised from the Levy can be spent on a range of infrastructure across the Borough and a certain amount will be available to spend on local priorities in consultation with communities.

In order to charge the Levy, we must set out and consult on the rates we propose to charge.

Earlier in 2020 the Council set out and consulted on the CIL rates it proposed to charge for different types of development in different parts of the Borough. However, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are proposing to revise our CIL rates.

The revised rates are set out in a Statement of Modifications which is open to consultation from Friday 17 July to 5pm Friday 14 August 2020.

To support the implementation of the Levy, we have also prepared a draft Infrastructure Delivery and Prioritisation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to accompany the newly adopted Runnymede 2030 Local Plan.

The SPD clarifies how we will prioritise infrastructure spending. We are also proposing modifications to the draft SPD which is open to consultation at the same time as the modifications to CIL rates.

We would like to your views on the revised CIL rates and amendments to the draft SPD. The revised CIL rates and amended draft SPD along with supporting material can be viewed here:

Community Infrastructure policy documents and guidance

Infrastructure Delivery Prioritisation Supplementary Planning Document SPD

At present, printed copies are also available from Egham, Weybridge and Woking libraries. Hard copies of other supporting documents are available on request from the Council by emailing planningpolicy@runnymede.gov.uk or calling 01932 838383.

You can comment by e-mailing planningpolicy@runnymede.gov.uk or writing to Planning Policy and Economic Development Team, Runnymede Borough Council, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone KT15 2AH, the deadline is 5pm on Friday 14 August 2020.

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