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Dorset Council Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Planning Act 2008 and enables local authorities to deliver infrastructure in support of development in their area, through the adoption of a charging schedule. It is charged at a set amount per square metre of additional floor area and increases each year on 1 January, using the value published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The CIL Regulations was amended on 1 September 2019 and detailed guidance on CIL for planning permissions granted after this date, is published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Planning permission granted before this date is subject to the previous version of the Legislation and relevant guidance. The forms used to submit information have also been amended and can be found on the Planning Portal website.

From 1 April 2019, Dorset Council became the charging authority for the rural part of the county and administers the following Charging Schedules.

The CIL rates to be charged for each team's charging schedule, from 1 January 2020, are contained in the tables below. The CIL Calculator will give an approximate value for the liability payable on a chargeable development.  Please note, the published rates and calculator are for reference only and approximate to two decimal places.  Therefore, the  liability calculated may not be the actual value for the floor area proposed that is stated on the Liability Notice.

Team C - East Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Team C - East Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Use ClassDescription 2020 CIL Rate per sq. m.
C3

 Residential (more than 10 units)

£81.75

C3

 Residential (10 units or less or less than 1000sqm)

£175.17

C3

Residential on the following New Neighbourhood sites (allocated in the Core Strategy) which provide their own Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) as mitigation for European sites

  • Cuthbury Allotments and St Margaret's Hill (WMC5) - 220 dwellings

  • Cranborne Road, North Wimborne (WMC6) - 600 dwellings

  • South of Leigh Road (WMC8) - 350 dwellings

  • Lockyers School and land North of Corfe Mullen (CM1) - 250 dwellings

  • Holmwood House New Neighbourhood (FWP3) - 150 dwellings (resolution to grant planning permission)

  • East of New Road, West Parley (FWP6) - 320 dwellings

  • West of New Road, West Parley (FWP7) - 150 dwellings

  • North Western Verwood New Neighbourhood (VTSW4) - 230 dwellings

  • North Eastern Verwood New Neighbourhood (VTSW5) - 65 dwellings (resolution to grant planning permission)

  • Stone Lane, Wimborne (WMC6) - 90 dwellings

Zero Rated

C3

Residential on sites of 40 or more dwellings where on-site SANG is required by the Local Planning Authority

Zero Rated

 N/A

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)

£46.71

 N/A

Hotels 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Care Homes

£46.71

 N/A

Offices

Zero Rated

 N/A

Light Industrial / Warehousing 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Convenience Retail 

£128.46

 N/A

Comparison Retail 

Zero Rated

 N/A

Public service and Community Facilities

Zero Rated

 N/A

Standard Charge (all other uses not covered)

Zero Rated

Team E - Purbeck Area Charging Schedule

Team E - Purbeck Area Charging Schedule
Use ClassDescription2020 CIL Rate per sq. m.
 A1

Retail 

 £107.05

 A2

Financial & Professional Sevices in town centre

 £28.55

 A3

Restaurants / Cafes

 £28.55

 A4

Drinking Establishments

 £28.55

 A5

Hot Food Takeaways

 £28.55

 B1 (a)

Offices 

 Zero Rated

 B1 (b)

Research & Development

 Zero Rated

 B1 (c)

Light Industrial

 Zero Rated

 B2

General Industrial

 Zero Rated

 B8

Storage & Distribution

 Zero Rated

 C1

Hotels & Guesthouses

 Zero Rated

 C2   

Residential Institutions

 Zero Rated

Care Homes 

Swanage/The Coast

£142.74

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £42.82

Upton/Purbeck Rural Centre

 Zero Rated

C3   

Sheltered and Retirement Housing 

Swanage/The Coast

 £142.74

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £42.82

Upton/Purbeck Rural Centre

 Zero Rated

C3/C4   

Other Residential Dwellings 

Swanage/The Coast

 £256.92

Wareham/Purbeck Rural Fringe

 £142.74

Purbeck Rural Centre

 £42.82

Upton

 £14.27

 D1

Non Residential Institutions

 Zero Rated

 D2

Assembly & Leisure

 Zero Rated

Team F - West Dorset Area Charging Schedule

Team F - West Dorset Area Charging Schedule
 Use ClassDescription2020 CIL Rate per sq. m. 
 C3 Dwellings  £123.00
 C3 Dwellings with Restricted Holiday Use  £123.00
 C3 Essential Rural Workers' Dwellings  Zero Rated
 N/A All other development Zero Rated
 N/A

Strategic Site Allocations:

Littlemoor Urban Extension - LITT1

Chickerell Urban Extension - CHIC2

Land at Crossways - CRS1

Land at Vearse Farm - BRID1

 Zero Rated

Team G - Weymouth & Portland Area Charging Schedule

Team G - Weymouth & Portland Area Charging Schedule

Use ClassDescription2020 CIL Rate per sq. m.
 C3

Dwellings (all areas except Portland)

 £114.39

 C3

Dwellings (Portland)

 £98.40

 C3

Dwellings with restricted holiday holiday use (all areas except Portland)

 £114.39

 C3

Dwellings with restricted holiday use (Portland)

 £98.40

 C3

Essential rural workers' dwellings

 Zero Rated

 N/A

All other development

  Zero Rated

 N/A

Strategic site allocations:

LITT1 - Littlemoor urban extension

WEY10 - Markham & Little Francis

 Zero Rated

The total amount of liability calculated for a development can be paid in instalments, in accordance with the instalment policies currently adopted for each Charging Schedule area.

The Team E - Purbeck Charging Schedule is currently under review alongside the Local Plan Review PLP1, with adoption expected summer 2020.

The council has produced a CIL and Section 106 Agreement Monitoring Report for financial year 2018/19.

The council's webpages for planning obligations are currently being reconstructed to reflect the approach of a single authority. In future there will be a single point of contact for the CIL Team. Therefore, this is a temporary page publishing the relevant current information, but if you wish to view previous monitoring reports or other documents, please use the contact details below relevant to the area for which the information relates to.

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