Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a way for local authorities to raise funds for infrastructure within their District through new developments. CIL is a charge paid per square metre for new developments. Infrastructure to which CIL monies can be put towards may include new or safer road schemes, schools, hospitals and other health and social care facilities, park improvements, green spaces and leisure centres. Affordable housing and developments for charitable purposes will be exempt from being charged CIL. Local authorities are not required to introduce CIL.

Further information on the Community Infrastructure Levy can be seen on thePlanning Portal Website.

In 2012 - 2013 Breckland Council carried out consultation on the possible introduction of CIL within the local authority.

In July 2014 Breckland Cabinet resolved to "halt the production of CIL at the present time; and keep a watching brief on the CIL regulations; and authorise the Executive Member for Assets & Strategic Development and the Leader to recommence the process if the situation changed."

The Council currently raises money for infrastructure requirements resulting from new developments through section 106 agreements.


For any other questions in respect of CIL, please contact the Planning Policy Team at

Last updated: 17/03/2021 10:43:40