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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

About the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and the types of infrastructure it covers

West Berkshire Council's Community Infrastructure Levy was implemented on 1 April 2015.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy charged on most new development within a authority area. The money is used to pay for new infrastructure supporting the development of an area by funding the provision, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure.

CIL will be used to fund:

  • roads and other transport facilities
  • schools and other educational facilities
  • flood defences
  • medical facilities
  • open spaces
  • sports and recreational areas

Whilst CIL replaces most of the previous system of developer contributions collected under Section 106 (developer contributions are currently sought on a formula basis using powers under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990), it will still be necessary to have S106 agreements under certain circumstances. For example: to provide affordable housing, provide infrastructure on site, or pay for infrastructure improvements required off site but specifically as a result of a development. For further information please see the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

We adopted the Icon for pdf CIL Charging Schedule [3MB]  and approved the Icon for pdf Regulation 123 List [56KB]  on 4 March 2014, with an implementation date of 1 April 2015.

Development permitted from 1 April 2015 onwards is liable to pay the Levy as set out in the CIL Charging Schedule. 

Our Icon for pdf Local List of Documents [99KB]  sets out the documents required to be submitted for certain application types. It details the additional information that must be provided for developments that may be liable for CIL. If your application is, or may be, liable for CIL please complete and submit the appropriate CIL forms in accordance with the Local List of Documents. Failure to submit all the required information will render the application invalid.

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CIL compliance requests

To request information about the status of CIL liable permission, please do so in line with our Icon for pdf CIL Compliance Request Procedure [6KB] .

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