CIL regulations have changed the developer payment landscape by introducing the levy and also by changing when councils can seek s106 obligations. Developer payments contribute to the provision of infrastructure or refurbishment of existing provision to support the additional burden new development makes on both local and strategic infrastructure. This section of the website contains helpful materials to help you understand CIL
 
If you are new to CIL and want to understand the basics  we recommend that you read CIL The basics (Word 21kb). If you need to explain CIL  (and other development contributions) to   councillors, or others that wish an overview of CIL,  then we suggest you use all, or part of our  Developer Payments - Community Infrastructure Levy, s106 agreements and Viability, (April 2014) .  
 
If you are working on setting a CIL you should take a look at Setting your CIL- advice note, CIL: Setting and examination checklist (revised April 2014) and the materials from our latest CIL seminar series- CIL – April 2015 is looming. PAS also provide Community Infrastructure Levy Direct Support to authorities in the development of their CIL by reviewing your evidence, using the experience of those with a levy and acting as a critical friend.
 
If you are considering employing expert consultants to assist with your evidence for CIL  it would be useful to review our advice: CIL procurement: questions to askIf you are working on setting, implementing or enforcing CIL you will need to refer to the  CIL regulations and DCLG documents

Tools, templates and useful materials

Setting your CIL

There are many ways to approach setting a Community Infrastructure Levy and it will depend on your starting point and circumstances. Here we present one suggested approach.

CIL: Setting and examination checklist (revised April 2014)

PAS have drawn up a checklist of questions to help those that are setting their CIL or going forward to examination, to make sure that they approach setting their CIL in accordance with the new statutory guidance issued in February 2014.

CIL procurement: questions to ask

When you think of doing a CIL you need to think about how you are going to do it, and who you need to employ to assist you. You will also need to consider your approach to setting a CIL and plan making at the outset.

PAS Bulletin

We have a monthly Bulletin, which brings you news of our latest support, case studies, events and muses.