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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is CIL and who will collect it?

CIL is a charge on new development that is collected by the District Council to provide additional funding to help pay for the cost of infrastructure arising from new development such as highways, leisure facilities and schools. CIL is charged per square metre of additional floorspace of new development and is non-negotiable.

Parish Council CIL Payments

Parish Councils receive a proportion of the CIL collected by the District Council in relation to development within the parish. The amount of CIL received is dependent on whether the parish has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan and how many dwellings are in the parish.  Parishes without an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, receive 15% of CIL receipts in relation to development within the parish, subject to an annual cap on the total amount of CIL the parish can receive (£100 x the total number of dwellings in the parish). As an example, a parish with 500 dwellings could receive a maximum of £50,000 CIL funds in each financial year. If the parish has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, the parish will receive 25% of CIL receipts in relation to development permitted after the Plan is adopted, regardless of the number of dwellings within the parish. Parishes will not receive any CIL funds from development which is exempt from CIL. This includes affordable, self-build and charitable housing.