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Guide Guide to the Community Infrastructure Levy

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1. What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (or CIL) is a charge which local authorities can choose to levy on new development in their area to help pay for required and identified infrastructure.

Where CIL is in place through an adopted charging schedule, it is a non-negotiable charge which should be paid to the local authority by the liable party(s) upon commencement or in line with any phased payment policy.

Charges are calculated on a per m2 basis in line with the authority's charging schedule. These charges are drawn up based on viability assessment to ensure that they are set low enough to be reasonable and affordable for the majority of developments, as well as being high enough to fund infrastructure projects at a reasonable rate.