Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)


Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation


The consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, which ran from the 2nd of November to the 14th of December 2018, has now closed and results of the consultation will be reported to the Councils' Cabinets in 2019. 

The Councils will take account of the responses to this consultation and will prepare an amended Charging Schedule for the second consultation, expected in 2019. Following that stage of consultation, the charging schedule will then be submitted for an independent Public Examination to be arranged in which a Planning Inspector will consider evidence from the Councils and from developers, planning agents, stakeholders, Parish Councils, residents' groups, the County Council, infrastructure providers and other likely interested parties.

You can view the consultation documents on our CIL Evidence Base page


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 specified new developments in their area. Charges are set by the local authority, are based on the size and type of new development and 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.

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils are in the process of producing a joint Local Plan to cover the period 2016-2036.  It is therefore prudent to produce a CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule at this time so that it can be demonstrated that CIL could support the infrastructure costs of delivering the new Local Plan. Councils set CIL charging rates by producing a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.  To be able to collect money through CIL, Councils undertake two stages of consultation. The Councils have now undertaken the first Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule. Following this consultation, the Councils will take account of the comments received and produce a Final Draft Charging Schedule for consultation. The comments received on this later consultation will be considered by an independent Planning Inspector who will determine if the CIL charging schedule is able to be adopted by the Councils.