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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new form of charge that allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money collected can be used to help provide a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development including transport facilities, flood defences, schools, sports facilities and open spaces.

CIL must ordinarily be applied at a fixed rate to all new development (excluding residential extensions and annexes) of one or more dwellings, or with a floor area of more than 100 square metres. This includes non-residential development. Different rates can be applied to different types of development and, where there is appropriate evidence, can be set at zero.

Further background information is available from
pdf icon Community Infrastructure Levy Overview [96kb]

Community Infrastructure Levy Introduced on 1 December 2013

The City Council introduced its Community Infrastructure Levy on 1 December 2013. The Charging Schedule below sets out the chargeable rates. The Payment Schedule sets out when CIL payments must be made and spreads the costs where the liability of a scheme exceeds £50,000. Once money has been collected the 'Regulation 123 List' sets out the types of infrastructure that the Council intends to help fund using CIL. The Council will also consult local communities on how to spend at least 15% of the CIL receipts collected in their area.

Further guidance and various forms associated with the payment of CIL are available from the Planning Portal website. Officers from the Council will be pleased to work through each stage of the CIL payment process with you. It is important to observe these stages carefully in order to avoid various penalties that are set out in the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations.

pdf icon CIL Charging Schedule Oct 2013 [7Mb]
pdf icon CIL Instalment Policy Oct 2013 [38kb]
pdf icon CIL 123 LIST Oct 2013 [27kb]

Charging Schedule Examination

See CIL Examination


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