Collection of Development Contributions and Bonds

The Council will seek to ensure that unpaid development charges and development bonds are paid.

Both development bonds and charges are levied at planning permission stage. The charges are based on a scheme of development charges passed by the local representatives. The charges become due when the Commencement Notice is lodged. The Council may, however, come to an agreement with the developer about phased payments during the construction process. This will not apply to the development bonds.  Non payment of charges or bonds will result in a Warning Letter, an Enforcement Notice and/or court action.