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What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?

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.

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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