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About CIL

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.

On 31 January 2017 the SDNPA formally agreed that the CIL Charging Schedule shall take effect from 1 April 2017 across the entire National Park. CIL money will be used to help deliver key National Park priorities, such as green infrastructure, sustainable transport and education.

Here is the SDNPA’s Statutory Adoption Notice (Regulation) 25.

A proportion of the CIL income will be passed directly to the local Parish or Town Council (25% where there is a Neighbourhood Plan, or 15% where there is no Neighbourhood Plan).

The CIL regulations include indexation to update the CIL rate annually using the All in Tender Price Index, published annually by the Building Cost Information Service. This means that the rates shown in the 2017 Charging Schedule will change annually on the 01 January.

To work out your indicative CIL liability for your development use our CIL Calculator.

Additional information must now be submitted with planning applications, which helps us to calculate liability and any relief from liability correctly.

Please contact us at cil@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810 for all CIL related enquiries including planning applications that might attract a CIL payment, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and infrastructure projects.

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