Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on developments in their area. CIL income can be used to fund additional infrastructure required to support new development including roads, schools, green spaces and community facilities.

The levy is charged in pounds (£) per square metre on new floorspace (measured as gross internal area) of any type of development which has a CIL rate set in the Charging Schedule.

The East Hampshire District Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule Examination commenced on the 2 February 2015 and concluded on 19 October 2015 when the Council received the Inspector’s Report. Further information on the CIL Examination can be found on the CIL Examination page.

East Hampshire District Council adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule on 25 February 2016 at a meeting of the Council.

The Charging Schedule came into effect on the 8 April 2016 and applies to the parts of the District outside of the South Downs National Park. The CIL Charging Schedule along with CIL charging area maps can be found under ‘related documents’. In addition, a CIL Calculator is available to provide indicative values of potential CIL Liability. However, it is important to note that the final CIL Liability will need to be agreed with the CIL team.

Planning obligations

There will be occasions when a development will be liable for CIL as well as there being the requirement for the completion of a planning obligation. Such obligations will relate to site specific requirements that are necessary to make the proposed development acceptable in planning terms while adhering to the provisions of Regulations 122 and 123 of the CIL Regulations.

For example, Planning Obligations will be collected for affordable housing provision which is outside the remit of CIL. Further information on the relationship between Planning Obligations and CIL can be found in the Planning Contributions and CIL SPD.

Development in the South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park Planning Authority (SDNPA) introduced CIL charging on 1st April 2017.

Please go to the SDNP website for further information on their charging rates and requirements.