The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.
CIL is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money should be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want.
For background information as to how CIL works please read the Planning Practice Guidance on CIL at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy.
CIL IN MID SUFFOLK
Mid Suffolk District Council has adopted a CIL Charging Schedule which sets out the rate per square meter for charged developments which is payable on commencement of Permitted Development as well as Planning Permission development.
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Infrastructure Team are responsible for administering the collection of CIL, payments to parish and town councils and district spending.
Click here for an overview as to how CIL operates in Mid Suffolk.
CIL IN STOWUPLAND - NEIGHBOURHOOD CIL
A portion of the CIL received by Mid Suffolk is passed to the parish or town council where development is taking place. This will be 15% without a Neighbourhood Plan in place or 25% if the parish has a Neighbourhood Plan in place. The Stowupland Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was passed at referendum on 27th June 2019.
Stowupland Parish Council will need to decide how to spend this part of the levy and will be mindful that it has a duty to spend CIL income on providing, improving, replacing, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports the development of the parish council area or anything else concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area. The CIL Regulations 2010 as amended provide for the parish council to spend the CIL income they receive from the District on either:
The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure;
Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.
PARISH INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN
With reference to the Stowupland NHP and Mid Suffolk's requirements, the Parish Council has produced a Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan (PIIP) which will initially inform the Parish Council’s spending decisions. To view the PIIP adopted by the Parish Council and submitted to Mid Suffolk please click here.
For details of the Parish Council's adopted CIL Grant Awarding Policy along with details on how to apply for CIL Funding from the CIL Neighbourhood Pot please use the relevant links below: