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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which is applied on most new developments. The money raised will go towards infrastructure projects within the borough that are needed to support development.

CIL payments and charging schedule

CIL is charged in pounds per square metre (£ / m²) on the net additional increase in floorspace. You can work out how much you will have to pay using the CIL rates set out in our CIL charging schedule

What CIL is spent on

CIL was introduced to provide local council's a more flexible and transparent way of funding infrastructure projects.

Planning obligations and CIL

Planning obligations are secured under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990). This is a legal agreement between the Council and the developer, which is negotiated when granting planning permission. It ensures that developers carry out or contribute financially towards infrastructure or services required by proposed developments

CIL processes, relief and exemptions

There are various forms of relief or exemptions from CIL that can be applied for. Please be aware that the only automatic exemption / relief is "minor development exemption". All other types of relief and exemption must be applied for, and granted, prior to commencement.

CIL appeals and enforcement

There are a variety of options available regarding appealing CIL. Most appeals must be submitted and determined prior to commencement.

CIL and Parish Councils

Under the CIL regulations, we are required to pay to Parish Councils 15% to 25% of any CIL receipts from developments within those areas.

Infrastructure funding statements

To ensure that the levy is open and transparent, we are required to prepare a short report on the levy detailing CIL income and expenditure,

CIL downloads

View documents to download for further information in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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