The Community Infrastructure Levy (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. Reference to the CIL Regulations in these pages refer to The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

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. A portion of the funds will also be allocated to be spent on infrastructure within that ward. This neighbourhood portion is determined on a percentage of the CIL receipts received for CIL liable development that has taken place within that ward.

We introduced 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 council formally approved the CIL charging schedule on 24 January 2012. It applies to all development permitted after 1 April 2012. Most new development which creates new or additional internal area, where the gross internal area of new build is 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy. More information and guidance about CIL is contained within Government guidance.

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More information

Further information can be found on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) homepage.