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Community Infrastructure Levy

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.

On 31 January 2017 the SDNPA formally agreed that the CIL Charging Schedule shall take effect fromĀ 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.

Please use the following links for further information:

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 April.

A calculator which takes into account this indexation is available to get an estimate of CIL charges for a development.

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

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