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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on development in their area. We collect Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and other developer contributions secured through Section 106 Agreements. We spend these contributions on the delivery of infrastructure to support housing growth. We have reported on the collection and spend since BCP Council formed in 2019, in the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 and 2022-23.

Some of the CIL income is set aside for local communities use and is known as the Neighbourhood Portion.

We are consulting on a new BCP CIL draft charging schedule that will replace the 3 CIL charging schedules that cover the BCP Council area. We are consulting from 25 April to 1pm on 6 June 2024.

Advice for applicants

Planning applications and appeal decisions may be liable to pay CIL. To enable the Council to calculate CIL liability you will need to complete Form 1: CIL Additional Information when you apply for planning permission. There are also guidance notes to help you complete this form. You may be able to claim CIL relief or exemptions.

Forms and guides

We have created or collated a series of useful documents and links to help. Below you can view or download:

Next steps

We will be consulting on the draft BCP Local Plan and draft BCP Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule shortly after 19 March 2024 for 6 weeks.

You can access the Local Development Scheme that provides the timetable for preparation of the local plan, CIL charging schedule, current consultations and those we have completed so far, together with the evidence base that underpins the Local Plan.

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