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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 proceeds of the levy can contribute towards local and sub-regional infrastructure to support the development of an area in line with local authorities’ development plans, which can include new schools, hospitals, roads and transport schemes, as well as libraries, parks and leisure centres.

The council commenced draft CIL proposals alongside the Local Plan to 2030 in 2016. However, the plans for implementing CIL in Ashford are currently on hold, until the proposals for potential changes to the system set out by the Government are formalised.

View the latest CIL regulations.