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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.

CIL Policy & Legislation Documents

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.

CIL Policy Resources

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CIL In Depth

Why CIL reduces social housing delivery

Why CIL reduces social housing delivery

New research shows a drop in affordable housing delivery in council areas in which the Community Infrastructure Levy has been introduced. Mark Connell explores why this might be happening.

CIL Watch: examiner backs West Northamptonshire charging schedules

CIL Watch: examiner backs West Northamptonshire charging schedules

Examiner Keith Holland has endorsed charging schedules prepared by three authorities in west Northamptonshire, but has told two of the councils that their proposed rates for residential development in rural areas should be reduced.

CIL Watch: Newcastle and Gateshead consult on CIL plans after local plan delays hit earlier proposals

CIL Watch: Newcastle and Gateshead consult on CIL plans after local plan delays hit earlier proposals

Details of new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) proposals jointly worked up by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council after earlier plans stalled feature in the latest instalment of CIL Watch.

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.


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