What's A Community Infrastructure Levy?


Public Notice: The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 23rd February 2014. If you have a development for self-build residential an extension or annexe and this has not commenced you may be eligible to apply for relief.  For further information see below.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities in England and Wales can require of most types of new development in their area (based on £ per sqm), in order to pay for the infrastructure needed to support development. CIL charges will be based on the size, type and location of the development proposed.

If you are considering buying land for development and/or submitting a planning application in the District, please be advised that the Council has adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which came into effect on 1 September 2013.

A CIL charge will apply to all relevant applications determined after this date (including those successful on appeal and those where a resolution to grant has been made but a S106 agreement has yet to be finalised), even if they were submitted in advance of this time. CIL may also apply to Lawful Development Certificates and Permitted Development, depending on certain circumstances.

Money raised from CIL will be used to help fund infrastructure within the District.

The Bassetlaw District Council CIL Charge

Following an independent Examination into the Council’s proposals the Council adopted its CIL Charging Schedule, which charges varying amounts for different types of development in different parts of the District, in June 2013.

The Charging Schedule came into effect from 1 September 2013 and applies to all relevant applications determined after this time regardless of when they were submitted. This includes applications which are approved on appeal even if the appeal was submitted prior to the Charging Schedule coming into effect.

CIL may be required to be paid if planning permission is granted for your proposal and will be charged in pounds sterling (£) per square metre of the net additional increase in floorspace of any given development. It will be based on the rates set out in the CIL Charging Schedule and payment will be in accordance with the adopted instalment policy.

The amount of CIL liable will be dependent on where the development is located within the District, the type of use proposed, the amount of floorspace that is being created and the amount that is being lost i.e. through demolition or change of use. For information about the CIL rates within your area please refer to the CIL Charging Schedule below.

CIL Guidance

To assist applicants and agents information is available on The CIL Process page of this website and on the Planning Portal.