Barking and Dagenham amends proposed retail charge

Mon 18th March 2013, 10:40 am

Barking and Dagenham council has lowered its proposed charge for large convenience developments in under a new planning levy .

Barking Riverside

The council’s initial preliminary draft charging schedule proposed a charge for large convenience retail at £300 per sq metre for developments above 1500 sq metres.

But its draft schedule sets the charge at £175 per sq metre for all convenience retail development.

According to a council cabinet report, the change has been made to address uncertainty about the legality of applying different charges to different sized retail developments.

The proposed charge for use classes B1b (research & development), B1c (light industrial), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (storage & distribution) has also been reduced: from £10 to £5 per sq metre, as the initially proposed charge was on the margins of viability according to the report.

The draft schedule was published on 15 March for consultation, which will end on 26 April 2013.

For the full draft schedule charges and a timetable for adoption, visit Barking and Dagenham’s profile on the Sitematch London website. 

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