Community infrastructure levy

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What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

The Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds for a wide range of infrastructure needs created by new developments.

The three councils, who together developed and adopted the Joint Core Strategy, or JCS, for their combined area have received their Examiner's Report and are now coming to the end of the process of introducing their CILs.

Adoption of the CIL by all three councils is planned for the Autumn 2018 but charging does not have to begin immediately as the councils can, on adoption, set a commencement date which is likely to be in late 2018 or early 2019.

It is important for applicants to follow the councils’ progress in bringing the CIL into force, as once a commencement date is set any application that is defined as chargeable and has not yet been granted planning permission will become liable, even if already submitted, validated or successful subject to Section 106 agreements.

For more information on the CIL follow please visit the community infrastructure levy website.

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