CHRISTCHURCH and East Dorset Partnership are consulting on plans for a new charge on new building projects.

As part of their local plan the authorities are asking for opinions on the Community Infrastructure Levy, a locally-set charge applied to new building projects to help fund infrastructure in Christchurch and East Dorset.

This includes new or safer road schemes, flood defences, schools, hospitals and other health and social care facilities, park improvements, green spaces and leisure centres.

Details can be seen at council offices and libraries as well as at

Comments can be made by emailing planningpolicy@ or by post to the council offices.