Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is CIL?

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a fixed rate charge for each square metre of additional floor space created by development. The money raised through CIL will be used to help fund the infrastructure needed to support development. CIL will operate alongside and partially replace Section 106 agreements although the latter will still be the main mechanism for securing on-site infrastructure, dealing with site-specific issues and providing affordable housing. Find out more about CIL and how it operates from our CIL Guide.

Adopted CIL Charging Schedule

The Council's CIL rates are set out in the Charging Schedule formally adopted by council on 11 December 2017. The accompanying map shows where the different charges apply.

The Council has also adopted the following accompanying policies to assist with implementation.

Revenues for Town/Parish Councils

Under the CIL (Amendment) Regulations 2013, a proportion of CIL revenues will be passed to town and parish councils to be spent on local priorities for infrastructure and community facilities:

  • Parishes with an adopted neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order (including a community right to build order) will receive 25% of CIL revenues arising from the development that takes place in their area. This amount will not be subject to an annual cap.
  • Parishes without a neighbourhood plan will receive 15%. To prevent excessive amounts being passed on, the payments will be subject to a yearly cap of £100 per existing rateable council tax dwelling per year.

CIL Spending Arrangements

The Council has agreed its arrangements for how it will spend any CIL monies it receives. The full arrangements can be viewed here. In summary, the following three stage approach will be applied:

  1. Update Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) – the Council will update the IDP following a 4 week consultation with stakeholders. The council will invite submissions for new infrastructure projects to be included in the IDP and set out/update any associated cost information. View the current Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP).
  2. Invite funding bids – the Council will confirm the level of CIL funds available and then invite organisations to submit bids for CIL funding for a period of four weeks;
  3. Allocate funding – the Council will assess the bids received based on the bidding criteria and confirm how it will spend the CIL receipts.

Please note: the CIL funding bidding round is currently closed. Please do not submit bids at this time.

CIL Examination

Find out more about the process for adopting CIL, including all of the background evidence on our CIL Examination webpage.

Find out more

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Last updated on 13/08/2018

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