The Planning Act 2008 made provision for the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Regulations governing the operation of CIL were first introduced in April 2010, and have subsequently been amended in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Further details relating to The Planning Act 2008 and CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) are available online.
What is CIL?
The Community Infrastructure Levy allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed to support new development. This includes transport schemes, schools, flood defences, hospitals and other health and social care facilities, parks, green spaces, leisure centres and other community and cultural facilities. As almost all development has some impact on the need for infrastructure, services and amenities, this tariff-based approach is seen as an effective, quicker and fairer framework to fund new infrastructure to support growth.
How was CIL adopted in Rother?
The CIL Charging Schedule followed a number of stages prior to approval, including two rounds of consultation and independent examination. There is more information on this on the Examination Web Page
Annual CIL Monitoring
The Council is required by the relevant regulations to report on the amount of CIL received, spent, transferred and retained in each financial year through the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS). The requirement to produce an IFS came into force on 1 September 2019.
The Council’s IFS can be found can be found on the Planning Policy Monitoring page.
Further information can be found on the Planning Portal website.