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Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) lets local planning authorities raise funds from developers undertaking building projects in their area. The funds raised from new developments can be used for improvements to local infrastructure such as roads, schools and open spaces.

CIL contributions would replace much of those made under the present Section 106 system.

The preliminary stage for CIL was to review and understand what infrastructure maybe required using the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

What happens next

To evaluate the potential level of contributions we will need a study of viability.  The scope of the schemes would be broadly defined by the Infrastructure Delivery Plan. They would be further refined and updated when making the schedule that has to accompany the CIL. The process will then be be subjected to consultation and examination.

We are currently waiting for further guidance on how CIL may evolve.