1. What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?
CIL is a non-negotiable charge (represented as £ per m²) on the amount of new floor space created by development. The revenue raised by CIL is to be used for community infrastructure that is required across an area to support population growth. Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) do not have to adopt the CIL, but it is the Government’s preferred means of securing funding from developers for community infrastructure.
LPAs that adopt the CIL, such as East Devon District Council (EDDC), must produce a Regulation 123 List which indicates the specific community infrastructure that might be funded from CIL.
EDDC's Regulation 123 List:
- Exmouth Regeneration Area Infrastructure Projects
- Exe Estuary Mitigation
- Pebblebed Heaths Mitigation
- Clyst Valley Regional Park
- Health centres
- Emergency service facilities
- Library facilities excluding Cranbrook
- Community and Youth facilities
- Capital build costs for indoor sports provision at Cranbrook
- Improvements to sports and leisure provision
- Open space/ recreation provision, excluding on-site* provision
- Strategic Transport Infrastructure
East Devon District Council will collect the levy, co-ordinate the spending of the funds and report this to the community annually.
*On-site refers to anywhere within the red line on the map accompanying the planning application/Unilateral Undertaking/S106 Agreement. Off-site refers to anywhere outside of this line.