The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new power enabling both the Mayor of London and local councils to levy a non-negotiable charge on net increase in floorspace arising from new development including extensions. CIL will help pay for infrastructure required to support growth.
There are are 2 types of CIL:
The Mayoral CIL
Lewisham Council collects the Mayoral CIL on behalf of the Mayor. Around £300 million is expected to be raised Londonwide from the Mayoral CIL which will be used to help fund the CrossRail rail project in London. The Mayoral CIL rate for new development in Lewisham is set out in the 'Mayor of London's Charging Schedule for Greater London' and is currently set at £35 per square metre of net additional floorspace that is built.
Additional information on the Mayoral CIL can be found on the Greater London Authority and Transport for London websites.
Lewisham borough CIL
The council has consulted on a Draft Charging Schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Use the CIL form to accompany planning applications for development that will need to pay the levy.
Useful information can also be found on the Planning Advisory Service website: