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Community Infrastructure Levy

27 August 2015

The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.

The charge was introduced to allow local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new projects in their area in order to fund specific infrastructure schemes.

CIL is intended to address some of the real and perceived unfairness of the Section 106 regime. In particular, it is intended to provide greater certainty and transparency as to the basis and level of developers’ contributions.

 Read our 'Community Infrastructure Levy' InBrief here.

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