Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads.  The Levy applies to most new buildings and charges are based on the size and type of new floorspace.

The Council's Charging Schedule (PDF) came into force on 1 February 2013 (indexation updated January 2024).

The Council have produced detailed guidance for applicants (PDF) which may answer any queries you may have or further guidance can be found via GOV.UK website (external link)

The Council have also produced a user guide for the Community Infrastructure Levy, which will hopefully answer any initial queries you may have, regarding the process and what to submit when.

Alternatively, further information can be found within these webpages or obtained by contacting or calling (01353) 665555.