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Community Infrastructure Levy

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge. It allows us to charge developers who are building in our area. It will replace Section 106 contributions in many cases.

It applies all development where there is an increase in floorspace. It is charged in £ per square metre of gross internal floorspace. The charges are based on type and location of the development.

We charge Community Infrastructure Levy on:

  • Residential development
  • Sheltered housing
  • Residential institutions
  • Extra-care housing
  • Retail development

For all other development types there is no charge.

For more details visit  information about the Community Infrastructure Levy on the Gov.uk website.

How much does Community Infrastructure Levy cost


What will Community Infrastructure Levy monies be spent on?

The money can be used to pay for lots of things needed to support growth of an area such as:

  • Community facilities
  • New roads
  • Parks and play areas

Read our Community Infrastructure Levy regulation 123 list (PDF document) to find out how the money may be spent. Projects in this list do not represent a commitment by us to spend monies on that project. Decisions on which projects and their priority will be decided as appropriate.

Town and Parish Councils will also receive a meaningful proportion of the money raised. This can be up to 25% of receipts in areas with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan and up to 15% (capped at £100 per existing Council Tax dwelling) in areas without a Neighbourhood Plan.

Community Infrastructure Levy now live

We approved our Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule on 19 February 2015. Any new development without outline planning permission granted before this date may be liable to pay.

Find out more below:

 

Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report

To make sure that the levy is open and transparent we must prepare short reports on the levy that give information for the previous financial year:

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