Submission and Examination of CIL
Submission and Examination of the Draft Charging Schedule
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.
CIL Examination documents
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
CIL Examination documents - further statements from representors
Council responses to additional submissions
Documents submitted during the examination
Documents submitted following Examination
Inspector's Final Decision
CIL Submission documents
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.
Submission - supporting documents
As part of submission, a large number of documents were submitted in support. These can be found in the sections below.