Community Infrastructure Levy
Since April 2010, local planning authorities have been permitted to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in their area. The purpose of CIL is to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects, to help pay for infrastructure that is needed to support new development. It can be used to fund a wide variety of infrastructure including:
- transport schemes
- flood defences
- schools, hospitals and other health and social care facilities
- parks, green spaces and leisure centres
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 is applied as a charge on each square metre of floor space in new buildings, with a minimum threshold of 100 square metres or a single dwelling. Some types of development are exempt, for example social housing is eligible for 100% relief.
Rates of CIL will be set out in a document known as a ‘Charging Schedule’. A Charging Schedule sets out a rate per square metre for all qualifying development. This involves consultation and independent examination.
The Council is currently working with specialists in this area in order to identify whether or not to introduce CIL in North East Lincolnshire.
Further information on progress with this work will be published on this page.
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 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.