Give views on new charge for developers

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A public consultation is set to start for a new levy that would charge landowners and developers for the construction of some new buildings in Pocklington and the surrounding area.

The six-week consultation is on the East Riding Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule and will start on Tuesday (29 March) and run until 10 May. This is the first stage in introducing a CIL in the East Riding. CIL allows funds to be raised from landowners/developers, undertaking new building projects in the area, paying for infrastructure improvements. The schedule sets out draft charges ranging from £100 per square metre of building floorspace around Beverley and Haltemprice, right down to no proposed CIL charge in parts of the Driffield, Bridlington, Goole and Holderness areas for new residential developments. A charge of £75 per sqm for retail warehouse development is also proposed with no charges proposed for other uses. It is anticipated that around £1.4 million per year could be raised from the charge, with a further amount to be passed on to parish and town councils to fund more local infrastructure priorities. View consultation documents at main libraries and online at www.eastriding.gov.uk