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Have your say on how Community Infrastructure Levy can boost projects in Hertsmere
People can have their say on how a new charge will help pay for community projects like new schools, hospitals, road schemes and play areas in Hertsmere.
The Government has introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which developers will have to pay before they begin work.
From next year Hertsmere Borough Council will be responsible for setting the charge, collecting it and deciding which projects to spend the money on.
Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, portfolio holder for planning and localism, said: “The Government feels that CIL is the fairest and most transparent way to fund projects for the community.
“The community will benefit because there will be money available for schemes that matter to them like new schools, road schemes, leisure centres, or health and social care facilities.
“We welcome people’s thoughts on these charges which could have a really positive impact on the area they live.”
People can have their say on a public consultation about the proposed charged until Wednesday April 3. Hertsmere’s preliminary draft charging schedule can be found here.