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CIL Examination

This page contains information about the examination of the South Downs National Park Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule.  The CIL Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) outlines what infrastructure is needed to support the development set out in the local plan. It can also help identify what kind of infrastructure the CIL can be spent on.

All other documents relating to the CIL Examination can be viewed in the Examination Library.

The examiner concluded in his report dated 29 June 2016 that the South Downs National Park Authority’s Charging schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the National Park, that we have sufficient evidence to support the schedule and can show that the levy is set at levels that will not put the overall development of the area at risk.

The examiner recommended that the schedule should be approved

To read the SDNPA’s statements for the Examiner:

CIL-11-SDNPA-Hearing Statement – Residential

CIL-12-SDNPA-Hearing Statement – Retail

Examination Library

All submission documents, supporting evidence documents and post-submission documents can be viewed on the Examination Library

Printed copies can be viewed at the Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH. In addition, printed copies can also be viewed on request at the same address.


Nigel Payne BSC(HONS) DIPTP MRTPI MCMI was appointed to undertake an independent examination of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule (as modified by the Statement of Modifications-December 2015)

Programme Officer

A Programme Officer was appointed to assist the Examiner. Her details are:

Mrs Claire Jones-Hughes

Banks Solutions
℅ 6 Brading Road

01273 381518
07737 786425

Please contact us at or 01730 814810 for all CIL related enquiries including planning applications that might attract a CIL payment, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and infrastructure projects.