Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tariff system that allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. There is a national requirement for a ‘meaningful proportion’ of CIL revenue to be passed directly to local communities and these funds will be transferred to parish and town councils, where they exist. In Leeds, this has been agreed at 15% of the receipt where no neighbourhood plan exists.
CIL Regulations set out that CIL has to be spent to support the development of the relevant area, funding:
- The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; OR
- Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area
CIL Regulations 59C and 59F
Each year, a report must be submitted to Leeds City Council relating to CIL receipts/expenditure and copies of the report can be accessed here.