The Council commissioned consultants GVA to carry out an assessment of the effect of policies upon the viability of development across the District. This work interlinks with the introduction of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). See: Community infrastructure levy (CIL)
An assessment of the Initial Draft Local Plan (July 2017) has been undertaken by GVA as part of their ongoing work in support of the Local Plan and CIL. This new draft report looks at the cumulative impacts of policy requirements upon development viability generally and the viability of potential sites. It is available to read below.
A further update will be undertaken as the work on the Local Plan and CIL progresses.