The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning based charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support development in their area. It can be used to help pay for a wide range of infrastructure required to support new development. A proportion of the CIL income is passed directly to the Local Parish or Town Council.
The CIL Boards then make their recommendations on the preferred proposals.
Emma Kemp, Senior Planning Policy Officer Infrastructure