The Community Infrastructure Levy
(CIL) will be a new charge which local authorities in England and
Wales will be empowered, but not required, to charge on most types
of new development in their area.
CIL charges will
be based on simple formulae which relate the size of the charge to
the size and character of the development paying it. The proceeds
of the levy will be spent on local and sub-regional infrastructure
to support the development of the area, for example schools, parks
and sustainable transport initiatives.
As with Section 106 Agreements, CIL should not be used to remedy
existing deficiencies but to fund infrastructure needs identified
by the borough's
Strategy. However, CIL can be more readily pooled than monies
from Section 106 Agreements as it is not necessary to show a direct
link between the development and the spending of the monies.
As CIL is simply a standard tariff, it can not be used to provide
Affordable Housing and other site specific mitigation measures.
Therefore, Section 106 Agreements will still be necessary and will
work alongside CIL.
Consultation on Newham's Community Infrastructure Levy
The Council is consulting on its Draft Charging Schedule (DCS). The
DCS is the second consultation stage in setting a local Community
Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the borough.
The purpose of the CIL is to secure capital funding to help address
the gap in funding for local infrastructure. The money raised will
be used to pay for infrastructure required to mitigate the impact
of development across the Borough.
The consultation documents are available to view below:
Anyone who wishes to comment on the documents should email or write
to us at the following address:
Strategy and Investment
1st Floor, West Wing
1000 Dockside Road
London E16 2QU
All representations must be received by 5pm on Friday 25
For information, a seminar on CIL was held for developers
on 23 July 2012. Presentations can be viewed below:
For more information and to view the CIL Regulations see the
Communities and Local Government CIL webpage. In addition, the
Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has produced a useful set of
The Mayor of London's CIL
Following the independent examiner's recommendation, the Mayor of
London has recently agreed his CIL Charging Schedule which is to be
in operation from 1 April 2012. This CIL is intended to raise £300
million for the delivery of Crossrail. The Charging Schedule
prescribes a charge of £20 per square metre for Newham.
You can access the
Mayor of London's CIL webpage for detailed information.
The Mayor of London, together with Transport for London (TfL) has
leaflet which provides information for all applicants. With
respect to the information set out in the leaflet, please note the