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Borough CIL and planning obligations

Our Community Infrastructure Levy, along with the Planning Obligations SPD, are to secure contributions from development to local infrastructure.


The Borough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule sets out the Council’s rates of CIL.

The Borough CIL Charging Schedule and Instalments Policy came into effect from 1 November 2014. These charges apply to relevant development which is approved after this date.

These operate in conjunction with the Affordable Housing SPD.

We have an agreed protocol for the withdrawal of a Liability Notice in certain limited circumstances. Specific criteria will have to be met and relevant information, as set out in the protocol, provided.

Completed application forms together with supporting information should be sent to, or the CIL Team, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ.

Planning Obligations SPD

The revised Planning Obligations SPD (pdf, 400 KB) (adopted 2 June 2020) (pdf, 72 KB) (sets out the Council’s policies and procedures for securing site-specific Section 106 developer contributions alongside the Borough’s CIL. A Planning Obligations Calculator (MS Excel, 94 KB) (for monitoring fees, check the latest fees and charges) was developed alongside the SPD, which can be used to identify the contributions required for a proposed development, following the approach set out in the SPD, as a starting point for discussions.

These operate in conjunction with the Affordable Housing SPD.


The Planning Portal have developed a series of CIL forms that must be completed by the applicant when submitting a planning application.

For all CIL enquiries please email


Further guidance on the CIL can be found on the Planning Portal or Planning Practice Guidance.

How the Borough CIL was prepared

The Council’s CIL Charging Schedule was agreed by the Council on 22 July 2014. This followed receipt of the Examiner’s Report(pdf, 91KB) on 17 March 2014. The evidence prepared to support the Borough CIL, including in relation to infrastructure needs, is part of the Local Plan research.

CIL Income and Expenditure

The Council is required to publish reports on the amount of Borough CIL collected and spent annually before 31 December following the end of the relevant financial year.

For the financial year 2019/2020 and for all subsequent years the Council must publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement. It must be published before the 31 December following the end of the relevant financial year, and includes income and expenditure related to both CIL and S106 contributions.


Updated: 21 June 2021