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Community Infrastructure Levy

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the likely effect of the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy on (a) the cumulative burden of regulation on developers and (b) the quantity and quality of new development. (294524)

The Government have made an assessment of the impact of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) upon landowners and developers, in preparing its impact assessments on CIL, which have accompanied the different legislative stages of the passage of the Planning Act 2008 and the ongoing development of CIL regulations.

The most recent assessment was published on 30 July and can be found at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/infrastructurelevypartial.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the revenue generated by the Community Infrastructure Levy in each of the first three years of its operation; and whether such revenue will be classified as tax revenue for the purposes of the National Accounting rules. (294526)

The Government published their estimates of anticipated revenues from CIL, within the impact assessments that have accompanied the different legislative stages of the Planning Act 2008 and the ongoing development of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations. The latest assessment was published on 30 July to accompany the publication of the draft CIL regulations. The assessment is available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/infrastructurelevypartial.

Once the Government’s proposals for CIL have been finalised the Office for National Statistics will classify the levy for National Accounts purposes.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether new (a) nuclear power stations and (b) wind turbines are liable for community infrastructure levy. (294661)

The draft community infrastructure levy (CIL) regulations, published on 30 July 2009 and available on the CLG website, propose (at Regulation 5(3)) that CIL should not be levied on buildings into which people do not normally go; or on buildings into which people go only intermittently for the purpose of inspecting or maintaining fixed plant or machinery.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/communitylevyconsultation