CIL is coming...

The introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy means that extra information will be required in all planning applications submitted to the council.

Published: Monday, 16th February 2015

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new charge which allows the council to raise funds from developers undertaking new build projects. The money raised will be used to pay for infrastructure like transport, schools, health facilities, and parks, needed to support development.

CIL is applied as a charge on each square metre of new building, and will be payable by most developments. It replaces a number of existing Section 106 contributions. Planning obligations will continue to be used for site specific requirements.

For guidance notes on liability and access to all the relevant forms - visit the Planning Portal.

For more information please see the government’s Community Infrastructure Levy Guidance document. The guidance is published in a question and answer format and will cover the majority of queries you may have about CIL.

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