CIL & Finance
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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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.
The government is to trial a scheme offering loans to developers to help them pay "up front" for new schools required to support housing growth, claiming that, along with providing new education facilities, the move will help "boost the viability of new housing estates".
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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.
This study explores the extent and value of agreed planning obligations and CIL levied in England in 2016 to 2017.
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Charging authorities raised close to half a billion pounds from the Community Infrastructure Levy in the 2017/18 financial year, according to government data, with the London Borough of Brent pulling in the highest amount of any council at £28.9 million.
Regulations laid before parliament this month will bring in a series of changes to developer contributions from 1 September.
A new requirement for councils to produce and maintain statements detailing developer contributions funding and spending will place new burdens on them, observers predict, but will also present opportunities for both authorities and applicants.
Local authorities in the South West accounted for more than half of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules adopted last year, according to figures recorded by Planning.