The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge collected from new developments. The CIL applies to all proposals that add 100m2 of new floorspace or an extra dwelling. This includes bringing a vacant building back into use. The amount to pay is the increase in floorspace (m2) multiplied by the rate in the CIL charging schedule.
The money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy pays for the infrastructure required to support development. This includes transport schemes, flood defences, schools, health and social care facilities, parks, open spaces and leisure centres.
We are required by regulation 121C of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended) to publish an annual report that sets out CIL rates and indexation for the current financial year. All CIL payments are indexed from the year the relevant charging schedule was adopted to the year planning permission is granted. The regulation 121C sets out the applicable rate.
The Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) summarises the amount of developer contributions received, allocated and spent. This new reporting requirement was introduced through changes to government regulations in 2019.
The introduction of this Infrastructure Funding Statement now means that monitoring information for CIL and Section 106 will now be found in the IFS instead of the previous Annual Reports.
The IFS 2022/23 is the latest statement and was updated in January 2024 to reflect the shift to monitoring via the council's planning obligations monitoring software - Exacom.
The Mayor's CIL
The Mayor's CIL applies to all qualifying developments approved on or after 1 April 2012. Hillingdon Council is a CIL collecting authority for the Mayor of London.
Mayoral CIL 1:
This applies to CIL liable developments granted planning permission on or after 1 April 2012, which is used by the Mayor of London to fund the delivery of Crossrail. For developments in Hillingdon, the Mayoral CIL1 rate is £35 per square metre plus indexation.
Mayoral CIL 2:
These rates apply to all planning permissions granted from 1 April 2019 and may also apply to some phased planning permissions granted before then. For developments in Hillingdon, the Mayoral CIL2 rate is £60 per square metre plus indexation.