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 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).

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.

Councillor briefings (Section 4)

We've written briefings for councillors involved in planning. Below are sections which may be relevant to you.

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 Statutory Guidance: Setting and examination checklist

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.

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 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 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.

CIL Frequently asked questions

Detailed answers to the frequently asked questions about the community infrastructure levy.

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S106 Affordable Housing Threshold – consultation

Learn about the pressure to renegotiate and modify to aid growth. Be aware these pages were updated in April 2014 to include the S106 Threshold Consultation.