HAVE YOUR SAY: Council charge on building projects would pay for flood defences

First published in News

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 dorsetforyou.com/407160.

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

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7:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Azphreal says...

Dont build on flood plains,make sure the drains are not blocked (not as if we pay enough for that is it) and actually think about flooding before making the money and running.
Dont build on flood plains,make sure the drains are not blocked (not as if we pay enough for that is it) and actually think about flooding before making the money and running. Azphreal
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9:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13

twynham says...

The DFY website says " It is therefore important that the Councils introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy to supplement other funding streams and provide the necessary infrastructure."
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So is this another tax that the Council will absorb into general funding or specifically ring fenced to mitigate their proposed grandiose developments?
The DFY website says " It is therefore important that the Councils introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy to supplement other funding streams and provide the necessary infrastructure." . So is this another tax that the Council will absorb into general funding or specifically ring fenced to mitigate their proposed grandiose developments? twynham
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2:33pm Tue 29 Jan 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Azphreal wrote:
Dont build on flood plains,make sure the drains are not blocked (not as if we pay enough for that is it) and actually think about flooding before making the money and running.
Exactly if they build on flood plains things will get wet sooner or later.
[quote][p][bold]Azphreal[/bold] wrote: Dont build on flood plains,make sure the drains are not blocked (not as if we pay enough for that is it) and actually think about flooding before making the money and running.[/p][/quote]Exactly if they build on flood plains things will get wet sooner or later. HRH of Boscombe
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