Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation

Closed 6 Sep 2018

Opened 26 Jul 2018


The Council is consulting on a new Community Infrastructure Levy (‘CIL’) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) and responses are being invited by Thursday 6th September 2018. 

CIL is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area. The detailed implementation of CIL is set out in the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). The Council must spend the levy on infrastructure needed to support new development in the borough, which can include a wide range of infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, roads, open space, and leisure facilities.

The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (‘PDCS’) is the first stage in the process of adopting a new charging schedule. The Council’s previous charging schedule was adopted in April 2015. The PDCS sets out the charges for different types of development in the borough. The rates proposed have been informed by viability evidence produced by consultants specialising in this type of work. A further round of consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule is currently scheduled for later in the year.

As well as inviting comments on the PDCS, views and responses are invited on the associated evidence base and supporting documents which includes a Viability Review Report, Draft Infrastructure Delivery Schedule (IDS) and an Affordable Housing Delivery and Planning Obligations Report.

The consultation information and documents are available below or alternatively at Laurence House and all Lewisham Libraries.

Representations can be made by email to (with ‘CIL PDCS’ in the subject line), by post to Strategic Planning, London Borough of Lewisham, Laurence House, Catford, London SE6 4RU, or online by clicking on the link below.

Only representations made in writing (including electronically) which are received by 5pm Thursday 6th September 2018 will be considered.

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

Draft Infrastructure Delivery Schedule

Community Infrastructure Levy Viability Review

Affordable Housing Delivery and Planning Obligations Report

Community Infrastructure Levy Infrastructure List (123 List)

Equalities Analysis Assessment

Why your views matter

Any responses received will be considered by the Council and amendments made to the PDCS where deemed necessary.

The data you provide will be stored by the Council and used to send you further information on our Community Infrastructure Levy including details of future consultation exercises.

An anonymised summary of the responses received during the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation will be published on the Council’s website.

Please note that you can withdraw your details at any stage by contacting us on and asking for your details to be removed from our database


What happens next

The first round of consultation on the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) finished on the 06 September 2018. The Council is considering all the responses received. In is anticipated that the second round of consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule will take place in early 2019, which will include responses to all representations made on the PDCS.



  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Service users
  • Businesses
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)


  • Planning