Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Examination

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The CIL Charging Schedule was adopted by Chiltern District Council on 7 January 2020. It came into effect on 17 February 2020. We have created a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Implementation website. You may also view the Icon for pdf Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils CIL Charging Schedules [1.98MB] and the Icon for pdf Correction Notice to the Charging Schedule [398.16KB].

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council
Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended)

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council's respective Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedules ("the CIL Charging Schedules") were subject to an independent examination in public on 5 November 2019. Following the examination, the Examiner issued his findings in a Report, received by the Councils on 13 December 2019, which concluded that, subject to the making of a modification to Tables 1 and 2 so that Large Sites are defined as "any site allocated in an emerging/adopted Local Plan with 400 homes or more (gross) or 10 hectares or more (gross), irrespective of land use and include any parcel within a Large Site irrespective of the size of the parcel", the CIL Charging Schedules satisfy the drafting requirements. He therefore recommended that the draft CIL Charging Schedules be approved. The Councils will be recommended to adopt the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedules and for them to come into effect on 17 February 2020.

Mr Geoff Salter BA MRTPI of Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd was appointed to conduct an Examination of the Councils' Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedules to assess whether they meet the requirements of the Planning Act 2008 and relevant CIL Regulations, as amended, in respect of legal compliance and viability.

You may wish to view the Icon for pdf Chiltern and South Bucks CIL CSs Examiner's Final Report [329.97KB]  (ED020)

The schedule of meetings for the adoption of the CIL Charging Schedules is as follows:

  • Chiltern District Council: Cabinet 7 January 2020; Council 7 January 2020
  • South Bucks District Council: Cabinet 10 January 2020; Council 15 January 2020

Copies of each of the charging schedules are available at the Councils' Offices and can also be viewed at: or

Council addresses and visiting times:

Chiltern District Council
King George V House
King George V Road
HP6 5AW 

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4.30pm

The Council Offices will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January 2020

South Bucks District Council
Council Offices
Oxford Road

Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5.15pm

Friday - 8.45 am to 4.45pm

The Council Offices will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January 2020

The contact for both Councils is Simon Meecham

Hearing Session

The hearing took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 in the Council Chamber at South Bucks District Council, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 4LH. 

 Icon for pdf Agenda [114.44KB]

Large Sites Clarification

During the Hearing the Councils tabled an amended definition of 'Large sites' Icon for pdf ED019 [94.79KB]

The following comments were received in response:

Icon for pdf ED019A [564.94KB]
Icon for pdf ED019B [126.56KB]
Icon for pdf ED019C [73.42KB]
Icon for pdf ED019D [180.63KB]
Icon for pdf ED019E [53.08KB]

Briefing Notes

Briefing Notes have been prepared by the Examiner to explain many of the procedural and administrative arrangements. Should you have any queries in relation to the examination, please contact the Programme Officer

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer for the examination is Ian Kemp. Mr Kemp is an independent administrator who works on behalf of the Examiner to organise the examination process. Any queries anyone wishes to raise with the Examiner should be directed to Mr Kemp in the first instance. His contact details are as follows:

PO Box 241


Tel: 07723 009166

Examination Library

Please view the Icon for pdf List of Examination Documents [177.45KB]

Submission Documents

ED001 Icon for pdf Draft Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule [1.71MB]

ED002 Icon for pdf Local Plan and CIL Viability Assessment (June 2019) [2.92MB]

ED003 Icon for pdf Appendix 1: Assumptions Summary [987.22KB]

ED004 Icon for pdf Appendix 2a: Residential Results [1.83MB]

ED005 Icon for pdf Appendix 2b Strategic Sites Results Appraisal Summaries [927.19KB]

ED006 Icon for pdf Appendix 2c: Commercial Results [890.25KB]

ED007 Icon for pdf Appendix 3: Property Market Reporting [15.38MB]

ED008 Icon for pdf Appendix 4: Glossary [699.25KB]

ED009 Icon for pdf Funding Gap Analysis [856.04KB]

ED010 Icon for pdf Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) [480.46KB]

ED011 Icon for pdf IDP Appendix 1 [437.2KB]

ED012 Icon for pdf IDP Appendix 2 [362.26KB]

ED013 Icon for pdf IDP Appendix 3 for funding gap [116.55KB]

ED014 Icon for pdf CIL Statement of Representations Procedure [102.94KB]

ED015 Icon for pdf CIL statement of representations [921.37KB]

ED016 Icon for pdf IPE CIL DSC Covering Letter for Submission (SM) 200919 (V3) [176.19KB]

Examination Documents

ED017   Icon for pdf Briefing Notes [88.49KB]

ED018   Icon for pdf Hearing Programme 22 October 2019 [68.42KB] 

ED019   Icon for pdf CIL DSC - CSB Post EiP Amendments [94.79KB]

Hearing Amendment Responses

ED019A Icon for pdf Hearing Amendment Response Denham Parish Council [564.94KB]

ED019B Icon for pdf Hearing Amendment Response Lichfields for Berkeley Homes [126.56KB]

ED019C Icon for pdf Hearing Amendment Response Natural England [73.42KB]

ED019D Icon for pdf Hearing Amendment Response Troy Planning Design for Chalfont St Peter PC [180.63KB]

ED019E Icon for pdf Hearing Amendment Response Department for Education [53.08KB]

ED020   Icon for pdf Chiltern and South Bucks CIL CSs Examiner's Final Report [329.97KB]

Examination Statements

  Icon for pdf CIL Statement - Chiltern South Bucks Councils (CSB) [463.39KB]

  Icon for pdf CSB - Appendix 1 [135.95KB]

  Icon for pdf CIL Statement - Lichfields for Berkeley Homes [609.23KB]

  Icon for pdf CIL Statement - Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust [627.29KB]

  Icon for pdf CIL Statement - Troy Planning Design for Chalfont St Peter PC [202.55KB]

  Icon for pdf CIL Statement - CSB Response to Further Statements Received [330.21KB]

Background Information

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule was submitted for independent examination on 20 September 2019.  Consultation on CIL was undertaken from 7 June until 23 August 2019.  For further information and to view the consultation documents please follow the link:  Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)