Council wants your views on improving community facilities

Residents, businesses and property developers in Rutland have until June 18 to register their views on plans to improve community facilities, using money generated by new housing and commercial development.

A consultation has now started after Rutland County Council released details of proposed new charges that would see housing developers pay £100 per sq m, with £150 per sq m charges applying to supermarkets, retail warehouses and hotels.

The new scheme proposed under the government regulations which came into force in 2010, is called the Community Infrastructure Levy and will be introduced in June 2014 if approved. It is planned that funds generated through the levy will go towards improvements in health care, school places, new sports facilities and better disabled access, residential care and youth facilities.

All documents can be viewed or downloaded from www.rutland.gov.uk/cil or at the council offices in Catmose, Oakham, or at public libraries during normal opening hours.

Once the consultation closes, the council will consider all the comments before preparing a final draft charging schedule.