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Community Infrastructure Levy


Since April 2010, local planning authorities have been permitted to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in their area. It allows local councils to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to fund infrastructure projects that are needed to support new development such as:

  • transport schemes
  • flood defences
  • schools, hospitals and other health and social care facilities
  • parks, green spaces and leisure centres

Where implemented, it will replace Section 106 contributions for many forms of infrastructure although Section 106 agreements can still be used for site-specific mitigation measures and for affordable housing provision.

CIL rates are set out in a document known as a ‘Charging Schedule’. They are expressed in pounds per square metre and levied against most new development. Some types of development are exempt, for example social housing is eligible for 100% relief.

The preparation of a Charging Schedule involves both a round of public consultation and an independent examination.

The Council is not currently (March 2020) pursuing CIL. We will continue to review this position and information will be published on this page if this changes.

Developer Contributions (S106)

What are S106 developer contributions?

New homes and other developments in North East Lincolnshire create extra demands on local facilities. We ask developers to pay S106 contributions to mitigate the impact of development. These S106 contributions help to fund new or improved facilities across the borough, such as: community meeting rooms/halls; play areas; open spaces; public places; indoor or outdoor sports facilities; and public art. They are negotiated as part of the planning application process.


Contact details

Spatial Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: Spatialplanning@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324272

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