Council, lights, action!
- Credit: Mary Darlow
On March 30 the netball courts at Axe Valley Academy sprang into life again, hosting training by Axe Vale Netball Club under head coach Trish Warwick.
Axminster mayor Jill Farrow and councillor Jeremy Walden were there to wish the players well and welcome the fact that the courts now benefit from lighting funded by the community infrastructure levy.
The levy, often abbreviated to CIL, is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for councils to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.
The levy only applies in areas where a local authority has consulted on, and approved, a charging schedule which sets out its levy rates and has published the schedule on its website.
Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy.