In order to introduce a CIL charge for West Lancashire, we have gathered evidence and prepared documentation to inform the charge. To implement the CIL charge, all the information had to be examined and approved by an independent Planning Inspector, who also had to consider representations made on the Draft Charging Schedule during consultation. This is known as the 'submission' and 'examination' process.
On 2 December 2013 we submitted the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule, and all associated documents, to the Planning Inspectorate for 'examination'. This is following consideration of all consultation responses received during the previous consultation stages as well as updated CIL guidance which was issued by the Government in April 2013 and proposed further regulation reforms published in October 2013. The full list of submission documents can be found towards the bottom of this page.
Appointment of Inspector and the Examination Hearings
The Secretary of State appointed Dr Pauleen Lane CBE FICE MBA as the Inspector who conducted the public examination on 5- 6 March 2014 at the Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF. The Inspector decided those matters to be examined.
The examination was administrated by an Independent Programme Officer, Tony Blackburn.
The Inspector's final report was published July 2014. It can be found below as EX.602. The Inspector approved the Charging Schedule subject to a recommendation to modify the schedule to include use class A5 (hot food takeaway) within the 'Food and Drink' category. The CIL Charging Schedule was then adopted on 23 July 2014 by Full Council. CIL will now come into effect from 1 September 2014. View and download the adopted documents below.
All the documents that formed part of the submission and examination can be found below.
All documents that form part of the examination will be published on these pages. Further documents will be added to the library as the Examination progresses. Interested parties are encouraged to view this page at regular intervals.
CIL Examination documents
|Initial Questions from the Inspector to WLBC||EX.101||25kb||29/01/2014|
|Press Notice (as published in the Champion 29-01-2014)||EX.102||19kb||29/01/2014|
|Programme Officer letter to representors||EX.103a||26kb||03/03/2014|
|CIL Examiners Notes for Hearings||EX.103b||27kb||30/01/2014|
|CIL Examination Initial Questions This is as document EX.101||EX.103c||12kb||27/01/2014|
|Council responses to Initial Questions Appendix 1 - Skelmersdale House Price Heat Map Appendix 2 - New build residential comparables Appendix 3 - Affordable housing permissions Appendix 4 - WLBC IDS Update||
EX.104a EX.104b EX.104c EX.104d EX.104e
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|West Lancs CIL Hearing Agenda||EX.105||15kb||14/02/2014|
|West Lancs Transport and Highways Draft Masterplan (added to support SBO.08)||EX.106||3.8mb||14/02/2014|
|Firswood Road Draft Development Brief||EX.107||2.5mb||17/02/2014|
|Grove Farm Draft Development Brief||EX.108||2.3mb||17/02/2014|
|Yew Tree Farm Masterplan Options||EX.109||3.8mb||17/02/2014|
CIL Examination documents - further statements from representors
|Firswood Road evidence (M Cunningham (D Gray), 13/01/2014)||EX.201||1.2mb||
|CIL Statement of Position, M Cunningham||EX.202||67kb||17/02/2014|
|CIL Statement, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (on behalf of Crompton Property Developments)||EX.203||470kb||20/02/2014|
|CIL Statement, Steven Abbott Associates||EX.204||34kb||20/02/2014|
|CIL Statement, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (on behalf of Taylor Wimpey) Supporting document - appeal decision||EX.205a EX.205b||595kb 207kb||PDF PDF||20/02/2014 20/02/2014|
|CIL Statement, Peter Brett Associates (on behalf of Bloor Homes)||EX.206||16kb||20/02/2014|
Council responses to additional submissions
|WLBC Statement 1: The basis of the infrastructure plan||EX.301||64kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 2: Response to EX.203||EX.302||30kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 3: Response to EX.205 (a)(b)||EX.303a||44kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 3: Appendix 1 and 2||EX.303b||59kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 4: Response to EX.201 and EX.202||EX.304a||59kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 4: Appendix 1||EX.304b||11kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 5: Response to EX.206||EX.305a||59kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 5: Appendix 1||EX.305b||191kb||28/02/2014|
|WLBC Statement 5: Appendix 2||EX.305c||240kb||28/02/2014|
Documents submitted during the examination
|Council's opening statement||EX.401||17kb||05/03/2014|
|Payments by installments - Amended Schedule||EX.402||19kb|
|Infrastructure Evidence Note Appendix 1(i) - information from WLBC Leisure (email) Appendix 1(ii) - information from WLBC Leisure Appendix 2 - Information from LCC (email)||
EX.403 EX.403a(i) EX.403a(ii) EX.403b
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05/03/2014 05/03/2014 05/03/2014 05/03/2014
|Central Lancashire CIL Inspectors Report||EX.404||334kb||05/03/2014|
|WLBC Local Plan Inspector's Final Report||EX.405||433kb||05/03/2014|
|Affordable housing on brownfield land update (WLBC)||EX.406||40kb||05/03/2014|
|Housing Land Supply 2013||EX.407||720kb||05/03/2014|
|Viability information from Keppie Massie: This information was received on a CD and due to the large number of files contained within it, can be viewed on request.||EX408||-||CD||27/03/2014|
|Open Space SPD email to Council||EX.501||16kb||11/4/2014|
|Draft Open Space SPD||
Inspector's Final Decision
|Final report letter from PINS||EX.601||70kb||8/7/2014|
|Final Examination Report||EX.602||126kb||8/7/2014|
The council submitted a series of submission documents to the Planning Inspectorate for examination and these may be viewed below. We also submitted a total of 33 representations arising from the consultation which took place between 26 September and 8 November 2013. The representations can be viewed in the library below, as part of SBO.02 and SBO.06, along with all further evidence documents which were submitted.
Copies of the submission documents are also available to view at venues across the borough.
|Covering letter to PINS||SBO.a||33kb|
|Draft Charging Schedule||SBO.01||1.1mb|
|Statement of Representations (Regulation 19)||SBO.02||243kb|
|Statement of Modifications (Regulation 19(1)(d))||SBO.03||42kb|
|Evidence to support Statement of Modifications||SBO.04||-|
|Representations made on the Draft Charging Schedule||SBO.05||-|
|Representations made on the Draft Charging Schedule - Appendices||SBO.06||2.0mb|
|CIL Justification Report||SBO.07||448kb|
|Approach to CIL and S106 Report||SBO.08||40kb|
|Draft Regulation 123 List||SBO.09||47kb|
|Instalments and discretionary relief policy||SBO.10||32kb|
|Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS)||SBO.11||35kb|
|PDCS - Consultation reports and summaries||SBO.12||370kb|
Submission - supporting documents
As part of submission, a large number of documents were submitted in support. These can be found in the sections below.
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