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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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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 190 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.

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Community Infrastructure Levy guidance

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.

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CIL In Depth

Why so few councils have a CIL schedule in place despite looming S106 restrictions

Why so few councils have a CIL schedule in place despite looming S106 restrictions

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.

Why claiming Community Infrastructure Levy relief on disused buildings just got harder

Why claiming Community Infrastructure Levy relief on disused buildings just got harder

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.

How a Devon council is pioneering a hybrid approach to fund infrastructure

How a Devon council is pioneering a hybrid approach to fund infrastructure

A Devon council's Community Infrastructure Levy proposals make specific reference to retaining section 106 contributions alongside those from the levy.

How take-up of a new housing obligation appeal mechanism has been lower than expected

How take-up of a new housing obligation appeal mechanism has been lower than expected

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.


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