The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money can be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want. This section of the website contains helpful materials to help you understand 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.
Detailed answers to the frequently asked questions about the community infrastructure levy.
Find out about the Community Infrastructure Levy Front runners progress, issues and lessons learned to date.
News and updates on the planning authorities involved in our community infrastructure front runner projects including charging schedules.
PAS have developed a checklist of questions to help you to set your CIL and make sure you have addressed all the requirements of the Regulations and December 2012 guidance.
Councillors needs vary, between councils and length of experience. Our briefings are flexible enough to provide both basic information about the planning system and more specific requirements on particular topics.
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.
Front Runners Progress Success factors and lessons learnt
The London Borough of Redbridge developed a draft manual (March 2012) setting out all the main elements of introducing and implementing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
This page sets out some top tips from the CIL front runners and debunks some common misunderstandings about the community infrastructure levy
Information on the updated CIL regulations and links to the official documents from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that explain the levy.
The government have now released their response to the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations. We've highlighted the key changes.