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Community Infrastructure Levy

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Steve Quartermain
Chief Planner , Department for Communities and Local Government

London First was part of the industry coalition which in 2007 put forward proposals for a planning charge to replace the Government’s Planning Gain Supplement. The result was the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The charges are set by the local council, based on the size and type of the new development.

The money raised from the community infrastructure levy can be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want, like new or safer road schemes, park improvements or a new health centre.

We are in regular dialogue with Government on the implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy to ensure it supports, rather than frustrates, development and improves infrastructure delivery.

Borough CIL charging schedules

Most of the London boroughs are now preparing and implementing their individual borough CIL charging schedules.

To help monitor how London boroughs are progressing with the development of their CIL charging schedules, London First has teamed up with Quod and Gerald Eve to prepare a map which shows the current progress that is being made by each London borough. The map will be refreshed on a monthly basis to ensure the information remains up to date.

London CIL map

Download the latest version of our CIL map

Mayoral CIL

In addition to a local authority setting its own Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) the Mayor of London is also permitted to charge a CIL for strategic transport and has formally approved a CIL that will be charged on most new developments for the funding of Crossrail.

Commencing on 1 April 2012, the Mayoral CIL is a flat rate across 3 tiers, or zones. You can see which zone a specific local authority falls into, and how much the charge is for that zone, in our CIL map.

Your contact

Contact Faraz Baber for further information