MEMBERS of the public can comment about how much developers should have to pay towards vital services around Bognor Regis.
Arun District Council is staging the consultation into its draft charging schedule for the community infrastructure levy. It ends on May 2.
The levy is a financial charge that new developments, meeting key criteria, will pay in order to contribute towards vital infrastructure such as roads, schools and play spaces across the district.
On-site infrastructure, within developments, is more specific and will continue to be dealt with through a planning permission, tied to a separate legal agreement known as a section 106.
An Arun spokesman said: “The levy will apply to all new developments that create additional floorspace, whether housing or retail, and will be calculated as a charge per square metre varying according to different zones – being higher where development is more profitable.
“However, some forms of development are exempt from the charge, such as employment land. Extensions and annexes to houses will be liable to the levy, unless an exemption is applied for, where they reach 100sq m or more.”
Details of the CIL draft charging schedule can be read on Arun’s website – arun.gov.uk/cil. Hard copies of the information can also be found at the reception desk at Bognor Regis Town Hall and certain libraries.”