CIL & Finance
The information centre for Community Infrastructure Levy, 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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The number of authorities in England and Wales to have adopted Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules increased by more than 30 in the first half of 2015, according to an analysis of data compiled for Planning's CIL Watch tracker bulletin.
- Senior Development Control Officer Oyster Partnership West Midlands Region
- Planning Officer Oyster Partnership Hertfordshire
- Principal Planner/ Associate Director Thatcher Associates Swindon, Wiltshire
- Senior Planner Thatcher Associates Derby, Derbyshire
- Housing Policy Planner Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)
More than 180 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.
Guidance on the Community Infrastructure Levy was added to the planning practice guidance web-based resource on 12 June 2014. This replaced the stand-alone guidance that was published in PDF format when amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations came into effect in February 2014.
Only a quarter of councils are likely to have a Community Infrastructure Levy in place next month when new rules restricting use of section 106 contributions come into force, sparking concerns that development could stall.
A recent High Court judgement provided a clarification on the definition of 'lawful use' in Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations, but developers might be disappointed at the rigid line taken.
A Devon council's Community Infrastructure Levy proposals make specific reference to retaining section 106 contributions alongside those from the levy.
Nearly 300 affordable homes have been lost from section 106 deals under an appeal mechanism introduced two years ago, but take-up is much lower than the government expected.