What is CIL?
What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?
From Saturday 1 June 2019 Cotswold District Council will implement the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The CIL is a locally set charge that local authorities in England (known as "charging authorities") can place on development, such as new homes and extensions to homes according to their floor area. The money generated through the levy will contribute to the funding of infrastructure to support development growth in Cotswold District.
From 1 June 2019, a CIL charge will apply to all relevant applications determined on or after this date (including those successful on appeal and those where a resolution to grant has been made but a S106 agreement has yet to be completed), even if they were submitted in advance of this date. CIL may also apply to Lawful Development Certificates and Permitted Development.
CIL regulations require the Council to publish an Adoption Statement. This formally notifies the community that Cotswold District has adopted a CIL Charging Schedule.
How is CIL calculated?
CIL is charged in £ per square metre. The floor area on which CIL is payable is calculated by measuring the gross internal area (or GIA) of a new development.
The amount of CIL liable is also dependent on where the development is located within the District, the type of use proposed, the amount of floor space that is being created and the amount that is being lost i.e. through demolition. For information about the CIL rates within your area please refer to the CIL Charging Schedule.
What does CIL Fund?
Regulation 123 of the CIL Regulations provides for charging authorities to set out a list of those projects or types of infrastructure that it intends to fund (either in whole or part) through the levy.
The CIL is intended to supplement other funding streams to ensure that new community infrastructure can be provided to support local growth and to give councils and communities more choice and flexibility in how infrastructure is funded.
The list of potential projects to be funded by the CIL can be found in the Council’s CIL: Regulation 123 List. Please note these projects will no longer be secured through section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) or through section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 (as amended).
The CIL team can be contacted via CIL@cotswold.gov.uk or on 01285 623000.
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