CIL - The Charges

Charging Rates

The Charging Schedule was approved by the Council on 10 December 2012.

The CIL charging rates are set out in the table below. The rates will be levied in £ per m² of net addtional floor space and then an indexation rate applied.

In calculating individual charges for the levy, regulation 40 (as amended by the 2014 Regulations) requires collecting authorities to apply an index of inflation to keep the levy responsive to market conditions. The index is the national All-In Tender Price Index of construction costs published by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Development Type - Use Class

CIL rate per square metre

(Adopted CIL charging rate)


Revised charging rates after indexation applied

(Applicable to planning applications granted from April 2018)

Residential Zone A – Littleport and Soham£40£55.16
Residential Zone B - Ely£70£96.53
Residential Zone C – Rest of District£90£124.11
Retail development(1) (A1/A2/A3/A4/A5) and sui generis uses akin to retail (eg petrol filling stations, motor sales units)£120£165.48
All other uses (unless stated above in this table)£0£0

(1) The retail levy will generally be applied to separate retail units, even where these are part of the same planning application. The main exception to this will be where retail uses are part of the same operation – for example, 3 supermarkets which have on-site petrol stations and fast-food outlets. In these cases the operation will be measured as one development.

Details of the CIL rates and Charging Zones are set out in the East Cambridgeshire CIL Charging Schedule which can be viewed in the following locations:

 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Instalment Policy

In accordance with Regulation 69B of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended 2011) East Cambridgeshire District Council will allow the payment of CIL by instalments as set out in the table below. This approach of allowing payments over a longer period will assist with cash flow and development viability.