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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?

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.

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CIL In Depth

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What a proposed new levy on high-rise buildings would mean for councils and developers

A proposed new levy on high-rise buildings could hinder the supply of such schemes, some observers fear, which might hit urban councils' housing delivery targets and squeeze affordable housing provision.

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How we used planning tools to extend the London Underground

A funding package involving borrowing against future developer contributions and business rate increases enabled delivery of the Northern Line extension

Lambeth: new residential development could be subject to a £250 per square metre levy. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Getty Images

CIL Watch: Lambeth to increase levy on new housing up to five-fold in some areas

Community infrastructure levy (CIL) rates for residential development in Lambeth are set to rise up to five-fold in some parts of the borough under a charging schedule set to be adopted by the local authority.

How the government’s infrastructure levy rethink is set to affect applicants and authorities

The government has backpedalled on its proposal for a national flat-rate infrastructure levy. But its latest signals could herald the elimination of section 106 developer contributions and mandatory levies for all councils, say commentators.