Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area.  The money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure to support growth set out in the adopted Local Plan. 

We won’t use community infrastructure as the sole source of funding for securing infrastructure.  It will be used as the way of pooling contributions, because in April 2015 the Government limited the extent to which S106 agreements can be used to pool funds.  However, S106 planning obligations will still be used for site specific infrastructure and to provide affordable housing

The levy is charged in pounds per square metre on the net increase in floorspace.  Developments will be liable for the community infrastructure levy if they involve:

  • developments of 100sqm or more additional gross internal floorspace
  • the creation of one dwelling (even when that is below 100sqm).

The provision of affordable housing and houses, flats, residential annexes and extensions that are built by self-builders do not pay the levy.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about CIL at Vale of White Horse see our FAQs (403.3 KB) PDF .  General guidance is available from the Planning Portal Planning Portal This link will take you to an external website... .

Vale of White Horse District Council is carrying out a Public Examination of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule on 19 April 2017.  Further information can be found on our CIL Examination page Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website... .

Last reviewed: 07 - 03 - 2017

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