Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new levy, brought into force in 2010

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new levy, brought into force in 2010, which local authorities in England and Wales can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development, including transport schemes, schools, and green spaces.

Charging authorities must produce a document called a charging schedule which, supported by evidence such as the economic viability of new development and the area’s infrastructure needs, sets out the rate for their levy. CIL will be levied in pounds per square metre of floorspace arising from any chargeable development.

Braintree District Council will be considering the Community Infrastructure Levy in the latter part of 2017.

Updated January 2017