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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule ended on Friday 26 October 2018. The Council is currently considering the responses received.

The following documents were published for consultation:

The CIL Draft Charging Schedule and;


Whole Plan and CIL Viability Assessment (May 2018)

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation Responses

Comments and responses to CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule


Previous stages

The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule was consulted on between February and March 2017.

CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (February 2017)

CIL Viability Assessment Report (February 2016)



What is a Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development that Local Planning Authorities can choose to introduce. It partly replaces the process of planning obligations commonly known as section 106 agreements. There is a process that CIL has to go through before it can be put in place. This process involves two formal stages of consultation and a public examination undertaken by an independent planning inspector to ensure that the proposed CIL charges are reasonable.

What Development is Liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The charge will be levied on developments of more than 100 square metres of new floorspace for non-residential uses. For residential uses, the charge would be levied on 1 or more dwellings even where the floor space is less than 100 square metres. 

Certain types of development may be exempt from CIL, subject to applying and securing an exemption before development commences.

Based upon viability evidence, the Borough Council can decide which types of development are liable for CIL.

What can CIL receipts be spent upon?

CIL receipts can be used to fund infrastructure that is needed as a result of new development in the Borough. These costs must be related to the additional demands arising from new development, and not deal with existing deficits in provision, unless those deficiencies will be made more severe by new development.