Pages in Community Infrastructure Levy information
1. What is CIL?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new development in order to raise funds to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services - such as schools or transport improvements - needed to support new homes and businesses.
The Council formally approved its CIL Charging Schedule and supporting policies in February 2016, and charging commenced on 1 April 2016. (The Schedule and policies are included below.)
Since the commencement of charging, all relevant developments receiving planning permission are liable for CIL, including applications registered prior to the adoption of CIL and those granted at appeal even where the appeal was lodged prior to the adoption of CIL.
Guidance for applicants are set out in the our page, guidance for applications.
Planning obligations (known as "s106 agreements") will continue to operate alongside CIL but will be scaled back to site specific matters. The document Developer Contributions SPD was formally adopted on 21st April 2016.
Affordable housing contributions will still be required alongside CIL, in accordance with the Council's document Affordable Housing SPD 2020.