Levy payable by developer where GIA exceeed 100 sq m. Some forms of
housing are exempt but retail development is included. Rates vary but for retail
development in Bristol, the rate is £120/m2. The council takes 5% for admin, gives
15% to the new Community Partnerships. and uses 80% for infrastructure which
includes the rapid transit scheme, parks and green spaces, schools, regeneration of
Knowle West and Locklease
According to BCR guidance, the decision on how the funds will be spent is to be
made by a committee of the councillors in the relevant large planning area of which there are 6.
For the LIDL application, with 2,206 sq m, the levy would amount to £265k, of
which about £40k would come to the area.