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CIL FAQs

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new planning charge, introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads. The levy applies to new buildings and extensions and charges are based on the size and type of new floorspace.

CIL will be implemented at Stroud District Council on 1st April 2017, therefore all permitted development and planning decisions made on or after this date may be liable for CIL.

  • CIL will provide additional funding for us to use on a range of infrastructure projects to support development and benefit the local community
  • CIL will give us the flexibility to set our own priorities for which infrastructure projects should be funded and provide predictable future funding
  • As CIL rates are published in advance, developers and land owners will have a clearer view of what developments are expected to contribute. This should encourage greater confidence and higher levels of investment.
  • CIL will help show people how new development is contributing to their community

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