Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)


What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities in England and Wales can prepare and, if adopted, charge developers for new developments in their area. Charges are set by the local authority and are based on the size and type of new development, charges must be justified by a robust evidence base. Money raised from the CIL can be used to fund infrastructure required in the area where there is an identified need.

The need for CIL will depend on the level of development required in the District. This is being addressed in the Emerging Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan (2014-2036).


Community Infrastructure Levy - Latest Position

Due to the recent publication of the Housing White Paper 'Fixing our Broken Housing Market', and Governments commitment to review the current system of developer contributions, work on CIL has been placed on hold pending the Government announcement due at the Autumn Budget.



On 19th December 2016 the Joint Cabinet for Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils agreed to:

  • Endorse the principle of introducing CIL in Chiltern and South Bucks Districts;
  • Authorise a budget to carry out preparatory evidence base work on CIL;
  • Publish a Local Development Scheme setting out the proposed timetable for the preparation of CIL; and
  • Delegate authority to the Head of Sustainable Development to seek agreement from the Secretary of State for the 2 District Charging Schedules and Joint Local Plan to be examined jointly.

The Cabinet Meeting minutes and agenda and timetable are available on the Local Development Scheme (LDS) page.