New for April 2017 – Charging schedule for Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects.

Most developments have an impact on infrastructure due to their need to use it. Gaining planning permission will generally increase the value of land, and developer contributions allow some of this financial gain to benefit the community by being used towards providing new or improved infrastructure. This results in reducing any adverse impact that the new development may have on the existing infrastructure.

The South Downs National Park Authority has adopted the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule, which will take effect from 01 April 2017. Applications determined after 01 April will be subject to the rates set out in the Charging Schedule.

Further information regarding whether your development is liable, or when exemptions might apply can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact