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.

Tools, templates and useful materials

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.

News and updates on the planning authorities involved in our community infrastructure front runner projects including charging schedules.

Community Infrastructure Levy front runners

News and updates on the planning authorities involved in our community infrastructure front runner projects including charging schedules.

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 Case Studies

These case studies focus on the experience of the CIL front runner authorities that have adopted CIL. The case studies look at the setting, implementation and governance of CIL, respectively.

CIL progress update: August 2013

Find out about the Community Infrastructure Levy Front runners progress, issues and lessons learned to date.

Applying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Redbridge Manual

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).

CIL Update and Stocktake Seminars 2013

A summary of the ‘CIL Update and Stocktake events' for officers and Councillors held in February and March 2013. These events covered the amended 2012 CIL statutory guidance, and 2012 and 2013 CIL Regulations, focusing on the practical aspects of getting a CIL schedule in place. There were presentations from a variety of experts including DCLG, PINs and local authorities. These are available for download.

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.

CIL regulations and DCLG documents

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.

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.

Following on from our effective plan making support to councils we will be piloting community infrastructure levy (CIL) support. We will be rolling out a CIL direct support programme in the new financial year.

Community Infrastructure Levy Direct Support

With the change in regulations that has made s106 tariffs unworkable and the deadline of April 2015 for the pooling of s106 approaching faster than you think, we will come to you in your council to help with your CIL.

PAS Bulletin

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