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New Levy Proposed For Housing Developments in Selby

Selby District Council

8:56am 25th January 2014

Plans are under way in Selby to put a charge on housing developers.

While this might seem like a tall order, when the country's population sits at a record high and people are clamouring for houses, it could bring a potential sum of £12million into the district.

The money would be spent on road improvements, in areas where a number of small developments have already emerged.

Selby District Council Leader Mark Crane told Minster FM: "The house building community's already up to speed on this, so it won't be a surprise to them.

"The District's seen a lot of housing development over the years, but this hasn't always been matched by supporting infrastructure improvements.

"The levy is at the lower end of the spectrum, so it won't necessarily put off house builders."

The community infrastructure levy proposes a charge of £25 per square metre on new housing in the south of the district, and £45 per square metre in the north.

This would see typical houses in these areas paying around £2,500 and £5,400 respectively.

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