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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): Ashford Borough Council

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a mechanism introduced under the Planning Act 2008 which aims to provide a more consistent approach to determining financial contributions from new development towards local infrastructure provision.

The council commenced draft CIL proposals alongside the New Local Plan to 2030 in 2016. However, since this consultation the government have announced through the white paper in 2017, that there are likely to be further changes made to the guidance on CIL. Therefore the council has placed this document production on hold until the updated guidance is available. The revised 2017 local development scheme has been updated to reflect this position.

What is CIL?

The proceeds of the levy will provide new local and sub-regional infrastructure to support the development of an area in line with local authorities’ development plans. This identified local and sub regional infrastructure sought could include new schools, hospitals, roads and transport schemes, as well as libraries parks and leisure centres. 

For more information and to download the 2016 consultation document, please visit our consult page.

Further information on CIL

View the latest amendments to the CIL regulations that came into force on the 24 February 2014.

Download Community Infrastructure Levy - FAQs [pdf] 219KB

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