Community Infrastructure Levy modifications

From Woking Borough Council –

Dear Sir/Madam

CIL Draft Charging Schedule Proposed Modifications and Submission

You will recall that the Council published its Community Infrastructure Levy – Draft Charging Schedule for consultation between 22 July and 30 August 2013.  Representations that were received have been taken into account and the Council is proposing modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule.  This will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination.  A copy of the proposed Statement of Modifications is attached for your information.  It can also be accessed via the following link:

The Council is intending to submit the Draft Charging Schedule and its supporting evidence by early 2014.  If you wish to appear at the Examination as a result of the proposed modifications, a request must be submitted to the Council by Friday 17 January 2014.  Requests to be heard at the Examination should be submitted to:  The Planning Policy Team, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL or by e-mail:

A copy of the Draft Charging Schedule and the supporting evidence are on the Council’s website (  If you have any queries about the Draft Charging Schedule, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01483 743871.

Affordable Housing Interim Guidance

The Council is also preparing an Affordable Housing Delivery supplementary planning document (SPD).  This will provide detailed information regarding the implementation and delivery of Policy CS12 Affordable Housing of the Core Strategy.  Public consultation will take place on the draft SPD next year; we will notify you when this consultation begins.

The Council has recently adopted informal guidance to assist developers in the interim period, until the Affordable Housing Delivery SPD is adopted.  The interim guidance explains how the Council calculates affordable housing developer financial contributions.  It also clarifies when affordable housing planning policy applies, the planning process, how the Council considers viability issues, how it defines previously developed land and greenfield land when considering development proposed on garden land, and provides details of Registered Providers for affordable housing and other useful contacts.  You can access the guidance via this link:

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01483 743871 or email

Yours sincerely,

Ernest Amoako

Planning Policy Manager

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