Lewisham Council - Community Infrastructure Levy

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new charge that authorities can charge against most types of new development in their area.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in April 2010. It is a levy, which allows local authorities in England and Wales to fund infrastructure by charging on new developments, based on the size and type of the new developments in their area. The money raised can be used to support growth by paying for a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of new development. This infrastructure will include things like parks, schools, community facilities, health facilities and leisure centres.

We submitted the CIL Draft Charging Schedule and the related evidence to the Planning Inspectorate on August  2013 to conduct a Public Examination. A public hearing took place on 15 October 2013. The relevant documents are online on the CIL Examination​ page and the CIL Examination Inspector’s report is also available below.

We approved our CIL charging schedule on 25 February 2015 and it applies from 1 April 2015. Our CIL applies to CIL liable developments granted on or after 1 April 2015. You will need to check if you are required to be assessed for the Community Infrastructure Levy as a part the planning application process. 

The charges and charging zones are set out in our Charging Schedule and the current instalment policy is available below.​ ​ 

​​​​​​The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)​ which explains our approach to planning obligations and how they will work alongside CIL.

We have also prepared a CIL Infrastructure List (Regulation 123 list) which sets out  the types of strategic infrastructure CIL may be spent on and for which Section 106 planning obligations will not be sought. The list is available below.​

This list is based on our Infrastructure Delivery Plan which identifies infrastructure to support growth in the Local Plan.​​​​​​


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