What's a community infrastructure levy? - What is CIL?

Public Notice: The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 23 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 square metres), 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.



Last Updated on Tuesday, March 28, 2023