Glossary of Planning Terms

1. Community Infrastructure Levy: CIL

This is a planning charge introduced by the Planning Act, 2008 as a mechanism for local authorities to provide or improve infrastructure that will support the development of their area.

For areas without a Neighbourhood Plan, this percentage cost for developers is lower – yet another reason we are keen to move forward with our Neighbourhood Planning.

For example, the newly refurbished play area in Station Road park cost £110,000 and was funded by CIL from local development. However, these funds are also being spent across the city, so actively tracking funding is essential.

  • The CIL contribution for the Home Farm development is just over £1.2m