The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) came into force in April 2010. It is intended to give developers more certainty over costs and give councils and communities more choice and flexibility in how to fund infrastructure.
CIL will represent a fundamental change from the current system of developer contributions through Section 106 planning obligations. Unlike S106 obligations, CIL does not need to be spent on infrastructure directly related to the development from which it is collected. The introduction of CIL means that the use of S106 obligations will be limited, although they can still be used for site specific measures required to make a development acceptable.
Under the system of planning obligations only 6 per cent of all planning permissions brought any contribution to the cost of supporting infrastructure, when even small developments can cumulatively create a need for new services. CIL will be applied to nearly all new development over 100 square metres (net floorspace) and all new dwellings. It is anticipated that almost all new development will contribute towards infrastructure, rather than the burden falling on fewer, larger developments.
We have now adopted our CIL Charging Schedule. On 20 February 2013, Full Council agreed that the Havant Borough Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule be adopted. CIL will be charged on applications permitted on or after 1 August 2013.
The stages leading up to adoption, the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Submission and Examination can be found by clicking on the green headings above.