Community Infrastructure Levy

For the latest information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy and Coronavirus (Covid-19) please visit the GOV.UK website 

What is CIL?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads.  The Levy applies to most new buildings and charges are based on the size and type of new floorspace.

The Council's Charging Schedule came into force on 1st February 2013 (updated January 2021).

The Council have produced a detailed guidance for applicants which may answer any queries you may have or further guidance can be found via GOV.UK website.

The Council have also produced a users guide/leaflet for the Community Infrastructure Levy, which will hopefully answer any initial queries you may have, regarding the process and what to submit when; please note there are two leaflets, please select the appropriate one from below: 

Alternatively further information can be found within these webpages or obtained by contacting the CIL team via or calling (01353) 665555.