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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy charged on most new development within a authority area. The money is used to pay for new infrastructure, supporting the development of an area by funding the provision, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure.

CIL will be used to fund:

  • roads and other transport facilities
  • schools and other educational facilities
  • flood defences
  • medical facilities
  • open spaces
  • sports and recreational areas

Whilst CIL replaces most of the previous system of developer contributions collected under Section 106 (S106), it will still be necessary to have S106 agreements under certain circumstances. You can find out more about what we collect and why on our S106 agreements page.

West Berkshire Council's Community Infrastructure Levy was implemented on 1 April 2015.

We adopted the Icon for pdf CIL Charging Schedule [3MB]  and approved the Icon for pdf Regulation 123 List [56KB]  on 4 March 2014, with an implementation date of 1 April 2015.

Development permitted from 1 April 2015 onwards is liable to pay the Levy as set out in the CIL Charging Schedule. 

On the pages below you can find a step-by-step guide to the process (including which forms to submit when), find out about which development types are liable for CIL, calculating and paying charges, appeals, reporting and bidding for funds.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process

This page sets out the main steps in the CIL process, including what forms should be submitted and when.

Chargeable development types

Development types that are liable under Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Measuring Gross Internal Area (GIA)

How we calculate the Gross Internal Area (GIA) of a development.

Charging schedule, rates, instalments and paying

The charging schedule, charging rates (including indexation), instalment policy and how to pay.

Exemptions and relief

Information about exemptions and relief available for paying Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) calculator

Estimating the amount of CIL that may need to pay.

Appeals and enforcement

When an appeal can be made and enforcing the process.

Compliance requests

The charges for requesting information about the status of CIL liable permission.

Bidding for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds

Second round of CIL bid process for 2023/24

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