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Essential Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), planning obligations and finance information. Find the latest details of councils' levy plans in our live table, and read the latest updates and news analysis from around the country.

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CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

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More than 200 local authorities in England and Wales have published Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) plans for consultation. Use the interactive maps below to view councils' progress in implementing CIL and the rates they are proposing to charge.

CIL Policy & Legislation Documents

The value, impact and delivery of the Community Infrastructure Levy: Report of Study

This report was commissioned to inform the review of the Community Infrastructure Levy which was submitted to Ministers in October 2016 and published in February 2017.

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CIL In Depth

Neighbourhood Watch: Documents reveal pilot plan to use CIL to fund parish plan production

Neighbourhood Watch: Documents reveal pilot plan to use CIL to fund parish plan production

Cash from a new £22.8 million package intended to support the development of neighbourhood plans could be used to fund pilots to explore the potential of using Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) receipts to fund the production of parish plans, the latest instalment of Neighbourhood Watch reveals.

CIL Watch: Cheshire East reduces proposed residential levy rates

CIL Watch: Cheshire East reduces proposed residential levy rates

News that Cheshire East Council has slashed proposed residential Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges across the majority of its area features in the latest instalment of CIL Watch.

How much Community Infrastructure Levy money have councils actually spent?

How much Community Infrastructure Levy money have councils actually spent?

A Planning investigation reveals that councils have collected tens of millions of pounds in Community Infrastructure Levy receipts, but only a small proportion has so far been spent on infrastructure. John Geoghegan reports.

Why mayor's angry words over affordable housing negotiations may prove to be hollow

Why mayor's angry words over affordable housing negotiations may prove to be hollow

When London mayor Sadiq Khan blasted a borough council for agreeing a substantial reduction in the number of affordable homes in a major development, he was met with defiance.


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