Hertsmere Borough Council plans for new developments tax

Hertsmere Borough Council could become the first authority in the county to take advantage of a new levy which will replace the current system of planning arrangements between councils and developers.

CIL is a tax the council can charge developers for new developments in the area to help local authorities fund new infrastructure projects.

The levy, which is based on the size and type of a new development, is then used to contribute towards infrastructure that the local community wants and needs such as road schemes, schools, park improvements or a new health centre for example.

A proportion of the levy will also be available to local parish and town councils to spend on any local services which they deliver.

Councillor Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Localism, said: "The new levy is designed to be fairer, faster and more transparent and will give us a greater degree of freedom to set our own priorities for what the money should be spent on."

The charge will apply to most new developments where the proposed floor space or net additional floor space is 100 square metres or more. For more information visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/CIL

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8:55am Sat 11 Jan 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

There seem to be so many incentives, financial incentives, to build on green spaces and so few to keep green spaces.

Witness the LibDem/Tory government presiding over four sites in Three Rivers that have now lost their green belt status. The local LibDem council have washed their hands of the matter by saying "It's not us" whilst conveniently forgetting they are part of the same party who have allowed it to happen.

UKIP is committed to protecting the Green belt.

UKIP is also committed to restricting immigration to a managed amount, rather like this country did decades ago when it had a responsible immigration policy and was in control of its own borders. A by-product of this is that it will ease the pressure on housing that currently is just out of control.

Think what future you want for this country, for you and your children, and choose your next government wisely.
There seem to be so many incentives, financial incentives, to build on green spaces and so few to keep green spaces. Witness the LibDem/Tory government presiding over four sites in Three Rivers that have now lost their green belt status. The local LibDem council have washed their hands of the matter by saying "It's not us" whilst conveniently forgetting they are part of the same party who have allowed it to happen. UKIP is committed to protecting the Green belt. UKIP is also committed to restricting immigration to a managed amount, rather like this country did decades ago when it had a responsible immigration policy and was in control of its own borders. A by-product of this is that it will ease the pressure on housing that currently is just out of control. Think what future you want for this country, for you and your children, and choose your next government wisely. Phil Cox (UKIP)
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