Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that the Council sets for certain new developments in the Borough.

What is CIL?

The CIL allows the Council to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the borough to support and fund new infrastructure that the Council and local communities want.

Further information on the CIL can be found on the GOV.UK website. A useful guide to the CIL can be found on the Planning Portal. The Planning Portal have developed a series of CIL forms that must be completed by the applicant when submitting a planning application.

The Mayoral CIL

The Mayor of London introduced a CIL charge on 1 April 2012, however the Mayor has adopted the new Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (MCIL2) Charging Schedule which came into effect on Monday 1 April 2019.

See further information on the Mayoral CIL.

For developments granted planning permission before 1 January 2020, CIL is index-linked to the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) All in Tender Price Index.

For developments granted planning permission on or after 1 January 2020, CIL is indexed linked to the RICS Annual CIL Index.

For all CIL enquiries please email

The Borough CIL and planning obligations

The Borough's CIL Charging Schedule came into effect from 1 November 2014. These charges apply to relevant development approved after this date. The Borough CIL operates in conjunction with the revised Planning Obligations SPD and the Affordable Housing SPD.

All the documents, including the Council’s Instalments Policy, are on the Borough CIL and Planning Obligations page.

Updated: 13 September 2022

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