Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on most new development within the local authority area. The money is used to pay for new infrastructure required as a result of the new development. This infrastructure can be wide-ranging, including schools, road schemes, health facilities and sports and leisure facilities.
It replaces Section 106 planning obligations for many forms of infrastructure, although Section 106 agreements can still be used for site-specific mitigation measures and for affordable housing provision.
The proportion of the CIL Parish Councils gets depends on whether they have a Neighbourhood Plan. If they have a plan in place, they will get 25% of the receipts, parishes that do not have a Neighbourhood Plan get 15% of the receipts and this is capped at an equivalent of £100 per dwelling per year. Nutfield Parish Council (NPC) do not have a Neighbourhood Plan.
NPC receives any CIL from TDC on a backdated 6-month period. The monies are allowed to accrue and to be spent on community projects within the Parish that could not normally be covered by the precept.
CIL monies can be used to support the development of the local area to fund:
- the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
- anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.
- “Infrastructure” includes physical, social and green infrastructure e.g. highways; cycleways; education facilities; sports and community halls; parks and play areas.
CIL monies cannot be used for everyday Parish expenditure or for spending on items or services which fall outside the Parish’s remit.
The Charging Authority will pay out CIL monies collected to the Parish Council at regular intervals. The monies should be spent within 5 years of receipt. If they are not, or they are used inappropriately, then the Charging Authority can recover the monies.
Receipts of CIL by NPC are noted in our CIL report and can be found below are in an earmarked reserve until they are spent. If they are not spent within 5 years of receipt, they may be refundable to TDC.