Delivering Infrastructure – CIL and S106

It is important that new and improved infrastructure is provided to support new developments.  We have a range of methods to raise funds for infrastructure including direct provision and financial contributions.

A strategy for infrastructure

Infrastructure planning is often complex with various agencies responsible for the provision and operation of infrastructure. 

To explain our approach to making sure the Vale is properly supported by infrastructure, we have created  a Delivering Infrastructure Strategy which:

  • sets the context for infrastructure planning in Vale
  • provides an overview of the range of sources and mechanisms used to fund infrastructure, including CIL and Section 106 (S106)
  • explains how funding for infrastructure will be secured from developers and other sources

We also produce an Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) (3.2 MB) PDF , which provides further details of the infrastructure needed to support the delivery of our Local Plan

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a non-negotiable levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area.

The CIL Charging Schedule was adopted on 27 September 2017, after being found sound, subject to modifications, by an independant inspector, Mr Malcolm Rivett. The CIL Charging Schedule was implemented on 1 November 2017.

Any application decided on or after 1 November 2017 will be liable to pay CIL, regardless of when the application was submitted.

S106/S278 Planning Obligations

Planning obligations are legal agreements between a developer and the Council and/or County Council, entered into under S106/S278. These can be used to make a development acceptable where it would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms.

When CIL is implemented, we will reduce our use of planning obligations in accordance with our Developer Contributions SPD.  We will continue to seek S106 contributions towards site specific infrastructure and for the provision of affordable housing.

We provide information on current S106s we have entered into, including parish reports on monies collected and spent, and how to apply for funding.

Last reviewed: 13 - 05 - 2019

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