Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)Last updated: 19 March 2013 09:58 UK
The Community Infrastructure Levy (commonly called 'the levy' or 'CIL') was introduced in April 2010. It allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to pay for a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development. This can include things like transport schemes, flood defences and green spaces .
We have decided to introduce the levy in Portsmouth and have completed the necessary background work to determine charging rates, including infrastructure planning and an assessment of development viability. An independent examiner has told us that our CIL charging schedule provides a suitable basis for collecting the levy in Portsmouth.
The city council formally approved the CIL charging schedule on 24 January 2012. It will apply to all development permitted after 1 April 2012. After this date, when you make a planning application, you will have to submit additional information to us to allow us to calculate your CIL liability and any discounts correctly. Please do this using the additional information form available from the Planning Portal.
The government has issued a general overview of the CIL regime. Our own guidance for developers on the detailed operation of the levy in Portsmouth and a calculator allowing you to estimate CIL charges for a development are below.
If you have any questions regarding the levy please call us on 023 9284 1276 or email email@example.com.