Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) came into force in April
2010. It allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise
funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their
area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure
that is needed as a result of development. This includes new or
safer road schemes, flood defences, schools, hospitals and other
health and social care facilities, park improvements, green spaces
and leisure centres.
CIL rates will be set in consultation with local communities and
developers and will provide developers with much more certainty ‘up
front’ about how much money they will be expected to contribute.
Guidance is available on the process of preparing and adopting
a community infrastructure levy.
We will keep this page up to date with our progress in
developing a CIL.
Cornwall Council is proposing to introduce a community
infrastructure levy for Cornwall, and has prepared the
evidence base for this. This comprises of two main strands:
- The need for infrastructure funding – the
Infrastructure Needs Assessment Schedules will identify what infrastructure is
required to meet the levels of growth proposed by the Cornwall
Local Plan. These schedules will identify what infrastructure is
required, when it is needed, who is responsible for its delivery,
how much it will cost and how much money needs to be raised to
deliver the infrastructure.
- The economic viability of development in Cornwall – to set a
CIL charge that will not put at risk development coming forward, a
strategic viability assessment was carried out to understand the
viability in different parts of Cornwall and of different types of
development, including housing, retail, industrial and leisure.
This work was undertaken by consultants in collaboration with key
stakeholders including the Council, land owners, developers and
agents, with the aim of reaching a joint understanding about
The following timetable gives an indication of the timetable for
the adoption of a CIL for Cornwall:
- Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation
– March/April 2013
- Draft Charging Schedule – Mid 2013
- Examination and Adoption – to follow the Core Strategy
Examination and Adoption (End 2013)
For further information please see our frequently
asked questions or contact Corine Dyke at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sarah Thorneycroft at email@example.com
Last updated 12/21/2012