Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)Last updated: 25 February 2014 13:13 UK
The Community Infrastructure Levy (commonly called 'the levy' or 'CIL'), introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to pay for a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development. This can include things like transport schemes, flood defences and green spaces.
Portsmouth City Council decided to introduce the levy in Portsmouth and have completed the necessary background work to determine charging rates, including infrastructure planning and an assessment of development viability. An independent examiner has told us that our CIL charging schedule provides a suitable basis for collecting the levy in Portsmouth.
The city council formally approved the CIL charging schedule on 24 January 2012 and it applies to all development permitted after 1 April 2012. This means submitting additional information when you make a planning application, to calculate your CIL liability and any discounts correctly. Please do this using the additional information form available from the Planning Portal.
If you have any questions regarding the levy, please phone 023 9284 1276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.