On the 21 August 2023, the Council received the Inspector's Report on the Examination of the Brentwood CIL Draft Charging Schedule.
The Inspector's Report concludes that the Brentwood CIL Draft Charging Schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the borough. The Council has sufficient evidence to support the Charging Schedule and can show that the levy is set at a level that will not put the overall delivery of development in the area at risk. It recommends that the Charging Schedule should be approved in its published form without changes.
The Inspector's Report can be viewed below. Paper copies of the Report will also be made available for public inspection at Brentwood Borough Council Offices and local libraries:
The Charging Schedule now needs to be approved by elected Members before it comes into effect. Updates concerning the forthcoming implementation of Brentwood’s CIL Charging Schedule will be published on this webpage in due course.
Feedback - The Planning Inspectorate would like your feedback about the examination. If you were involved in the examination because you made comments in writing and/or you took part in a hearing session, then they would be very pleased if you could fill in this short survey. Any comments you make will be confidential.
Latest Examination News
30.08.2023 - The Inspector's Report on the Examination of the Brentwood CIL Draft Charging Schedule has been published and is available to view here (PDF).
11.07.2023 - The Inspectors' Final Report on the Examination of the Brentwood Local Plan 2016-2033 (PSED8) has been published and is available to view on the Examination Library.
11.07.2023 - Brentwood Borough Council's Opening Statement (PSED7) to the hearing session held on the 11 July 2023 has been published and is available to view on the Examination Library.
11.07.2023 - The public hearing session for the Brentwood Draft CIL Charging Schedule Examination took place on the 11 July 2023. The session can be viewed on the Council's YouTube channel.
05.07.2023 - An updated Hearing Programme (PSED6) has been published and is available to view in the Examination Library.
05.07.2023 - Hearing statements have been received in response to the Examiners Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQ's) (PSED4) for the examination. The Hearing Statements (which includes the Council's response to the MIQ's) are available to view in the Examination Library.
29.06.2023 - The Examiner has published an updated Hearing Programme (PSED5) which is available to view in the Examination Library.
26.05.2023 - The Examiner has published the Hearing Programme (PSED2), Hearing Guidance Note (PSED3) and Matters, Issues and Questions (PSED4), which are available to view in the Examination Library. Please note the following key dates:
- Friday 23 June 2023 - deadline for confirming attendance at the hearing session with the Programme Officer.
- Friday 30 June 2023 - deadline for Hearing Statements
- Tuesday 11 July 2023 - examination hearing session (in person at Brentwood Council offices)
18.05.2023 - The Council published the signed copy of the Statement of Common Ground between St Modwen Properties and Brentwood Borough Council regarding Brentwood Enterprise Park and the CIL Viability Assessment Update, this can be found on the Examination Library.
23.03.2023 - The Council submitted the Brentwood Draft CIL Charging Schedule for examination.
Matthew Birkinshaw (BA(Hons) Msc MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination of the Brentwood CIL Charging Schedule.
The Programme Officer
Annette Feeney has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination to deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters. She is independent from the Council and reports directly to the Inspector.
All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer:
Telephone: 07775 771026
Post: Annette Feeney, Brentwood Local Plan Programme Officer, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AY
The Examination Library includes all supporting evidence and documentation relating to the CIL examination process.