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Planning for Poole's future development

People can now have their say on a revised developer contributions levy to support future development in Poole. 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set planning charge on development to help pay for the town’s infrastructure such as education, transport, health and community facilities. 

The council is seeking the views of local people on whether a revised set of CIL rates is appropriate to support landowners and developers bringing sites forward to help meet Poole's needs. 

The eight-week public consultation is open until Friday 22 September 2017. 

The council recognises that the viability of sites within the Twin Sails Regeneration Area is affected by the need to provide flood defences. Therefore, the draft CIL Charging Schedule proposes no CIL charge within this area to encourage development. 

Areas in North Poole such as Broadstone, Merley and Bearwood are included in a higher charging zone. A £100 CIL rate for retirement homes across North Poole, Lilliput, Branksome Park and Sandbanks is also proposed. No charges are proposed for commercial development due to the financial viability of bringing these sites forward, other than for retail development taking place outside of existing centre. 

•  More information about CIL can be viewed here 
•  Have your say on this consultation 

Cllr Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration, Borough of Poole, said: “Poole will undoubtedly change with new homes, jobs and other facilities being delivered in the coming years. We need to balance the needs of our communities with the growth and development across the town and CIL helps us to achieve this." 

Julian McLaughlin, Head of Growth and Infrastructure, Borough of Poole, said: “It is important for local people to have an input in the development of strategies for the future. We would welcome everyone's views so that we can plan for accommodating growth in Poole." 

Following the public consultation, the draft CIL rates are expected to be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent inspection later this year with the aim that the CIL Charging Schedule will be adopted by summer 2018. 


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