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What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which is applied on most new developments. The money raised will go towards infrastructure projects within the borough that are needed to support development. The types of infrastructure that can be funded by CIL include:

  • schools
  • transport
  • flood defences
  • health and social care facilities
  • community facilities
  • public spaces
  • open space, including play areas and parks
  • cultural and sport facilities

View more information on the projects approved for CIL & S106 Funding under the latest IFS: Infrastructure List Statement which can be seen at the Infrastructure funding statements annual reports

Developments that create new or additional floorspace over 100sqm are liable for CIL.  This includes floorspace undergoing a change of use.  Developments involved in the creation of a new dwelling (including an annexe) are liable for CIL regardless of size.

All developments liable for CIL are charged per square metre of net additional floor space (measured using GIA - gross internal area) and varies according to location, size and development type. 

We recommend that you seek pre-application advice from the planning obligations team so that we can advise you on CIL, however this is not compulsory. 

We have free appointments available to book on Wednesday's 1pm to 5pm and Thursday's 9am to 12pm for telephone consultations, if you wish to discuss CIL in relation to potential, pending, or current planning applications. To book an appointment in regards to a CIL consultation please email    


CIL charging schedule 

CIL is charged in pounds per square metre (£ / m²) on the net additional increase in floor space. View more information on CIL charges and instalments.

View more information about CIL on the planning portal website.


Additional information

View the  CIL Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) [412KB]

View the  Methodology for allocation of CIL (PDF) [169KB]  which sets out how collected receipts for Community Infrastructure Levy will be allocated to infrastructure projects.

View the  Planning Inspectorate CIL report (PDF) [169KB] .

View the  Planning Inspectorate CIL examination report (PDF) [169KB] .

View the  appendix B of the Planning Inspectorate report (PDF) [1MB] .

View the  Planning Inspectorate report covering letter (PDF) [270KB] .

View more information on  CIL processes and procedures (PDF) [2MB] .

You can also view additional information on our CIL downloads page.

If you need any support in relation to CIL please contact us by email to


Disclaimer: please note

The information relating to CIL within our website is intended to assist developers and landowners to understand and determine their CIL liability. It should not, however, be regarded as definitive advice. 

It is not intended to replace the need to read and understand the CIL regulations and Governmental advice on CIL. If in doubt, developers and landowners are advised to seek their own professional advice.

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