The community infrastructure levy (CIL) allows councils to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the district. The money can be used to fund infrastructure projects such as schools, open space, flood defences and transport improvements that are needed to support development.

Charging authorities set out the CIL rates in a charging schedule. CIL rates are expressed in pounds per square metre and will be levied against most new development. The council must set CIL rates based on evidence of the viability of different types of development and produce a charging schedule that is subject to an independent examination.

We are currently working on developing a CIL charging schedule alongside the preparation of a new local plan.

Stages in CIL preparation:

Commence work on a economic viability assessment (EVA) and supporting evidence base February 2016
Complete EVA and supporting documents and prepare a charging schedule - August 2016
6 week consultation on preliminary draft charging schedule (CS) - October 2016
6 week consultation on draft CS - July 2017
Submission of the draft CS to the examiner - Winter 2017
Examination - Summer 2018
Adoption - Autumn 2018

Page last updated 22/09/2017