Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by the Government to try to ensure that when land is developed, it comes with the necessary infrastructure to support it such as schools, public transport and leisure facilities.

CIL is charged on almost all new buildings to ensure that development contributes towards the infrastructure needed to support growth in an area. Previously many smaller developments made no specific contribution towards infrastructure, even though, collectively, they could place significant demands on local facilities.

Development started under general consent is also liable to pay CIL. This includes permitted development rights granted under the General Permitted Development Order 2015.

We agreed to adopt and implement the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule on 24 February 2014 and the Regulation123 list which sets out the elements which will be covered by CIL and Section 106 Agreements.

Since 1 May 2014, we have been implementing the Community Infrastructure Levy. CIL applies to any planning decision that qualifies from, and including, that date. Find out how the CIL affects you.

Annual finance reports

View the annual finance reports to see the CIL funds collected and spent.