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.

Preparation of a charging schedule is undertaken in three stages:

  1. Preparation and consultation on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS)
  2. Revision of the PDCS and consultation on a Draft Charging Schedule and
  3. Examination in public of the Draft Charging Schedule and receipt of a binding Inspector's Report

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation.

A six week consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) ran from 26 May to 6 July 2018. The documents and responses received for this consultation are available to read on our consultation portal at

Alternatively the consultation documents can be viewed from the links below

Preliminary draft charging schedule
CIL viability assessment
Planning obligations evidence tables
Zone 2 Ripon map

Page last updated 10/07/2018