Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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Community Infrastructure Levy - latest news

The CIL Charging Schedule was adopted by South Bucks District Council on 15 January 2020. They came into effect on 17 February 2020. We have created a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Implementation website . You may also view the Icon for pdf Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils CIL Charging Schedules [1.98MB] and the Icon for pdf Correction Notice to the Charging Schedule [398.16KB].

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule was submitted for independent examination on 20 September 2019.  Further information can be found on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Examination  .

The consultation on the CIL Draft Charging Schedule was undertaken from 7 June until 23 August 2019.  You may wish to view the consultation documents below:

Community Infrastructure Levy - Consultation on Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

The consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule ran from 2 November to 14 December 2018.  Results of the consultation were reported to the Councils' Cabinets in April 2019 and the Draft Charging Schedule has now been approved by both Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council. 

The Councils will take account of the responses to the first consultation and will prepare an amended Charging Schedule for the second consultation, expected to coincide with the Local Plan consultation. Following that stage of consultation, the charging schedule will then be submitted for an independent Public Examination to be arranged in which a Planning Inspector will consider evidence from the Councils and from developers, planning agents, stakeholders, Parish Councils, residents' groups, the County Council, infrastructure providers and other likely interested parties.

You can view the consultation documents on our CIL Evidence Base page


What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities in England and Wales can prepare and, if adopted, charge developers for specified new developments in their area. Charges are set by the local authority, are based on the size and type of new development and must be justified by a strong evidence base. Money raised from the CIL can be used to fund infrastructure required in the area where there is an identified need.

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils are in the process of producing a joint Local Plan to cover the period 2016-2036.  It is therefore prudent to produce a CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule at this time so that it can be demonstrated that CIL could support the infrastructure costs of delivering the new Local Plan. Councils set CIL charging rates by producing a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.  To be able to collect money through CIL, Councils undertake two stages of consultation. The Councils have now undertaken the first Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule. Following this consultation, the Councils will take account of the comments received and produce a Final Draft Charging Schedule for consultation. The comments received on this later consultation will be considered by an independent Planning Inspector who will determine if the CIL charging schedule is able to be adopted by the Councils.