Infrastructure Delivery Plan
The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) analyses and assesses the existing infrastructure provision, the current shortfall and identifies the existing and future needs and demands for the borough to support new development and a growing population. It has been produced in consultation with the infrastructure and service providers operating in the borough.
The information contained within the IDP will be used to understand future funding requirements and to finalise the Infrastructure Delivery Schedule - this will be a separate document from the IDP, which will include costs, phasing, delivery partners, funding sources etc for certain infrastructure types and projects, including their location, where a demand or need for future provision has been identified. It is anticipated to publish this schedule in the summer 2012.
In addition, the IDP will provide the basis for setting a well-balanced and reasonable charge for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a mechanism for collecting contributions towards infrastructure from developers. It has to be based, alongside viability, on need, which is established through the IDP and the subsequent Infrastructure Delivery Schedule.
The IDP provides a snap-shot in time and best available information has been used at the time of its production. In the context of changing circumstances, the needs, demands and requirements for infrastructure can change significantly within a short period of time. Therefore, the IDP is a 'living' document and it is the intention to regularly review and update it in light of continuous dialogue with service and infrastructure providers in the borough and to take account of significant changes that may alter the infrastructure assessment.