The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy which allows local authorities to fund infrastructure by charging on new development in their area. Money raised will go towards the costs of infrastructure projects within Warwick district.

The levy was introduced by the government through the Planning Act 2008 and the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). 

Warwick District Council has completed the necessary consultation exercises and has undergone a successful CIL Inspection which has now been formally adopted by the council with effect from 18th December 2017.

CIL takes the form of a tariff calculated on the basis of floor-space and is only payable for certain types of development in certain locations. Full information is contained in the council’s charging schedule (adopted 15th November 2017).

Definition of infrastructure

The definition of ‘infrastructure’ for the purposes of CIL includes:

  • Roads and other transport facilities
  • Schools and other educational facilities
  • Flood defences
  • Medical facilities
  • Open spaces
  • Sports and recreational

The revenue from the levy must be used for supporting the development of an area by 'funding the provision, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure'.

CIL charges

The CIL charging rates are based on viability testing, and an identified need for infrastructure. The current version of the draft Charging Schedule was subject to two rounds of consultation.

The Independent Examiner has produced a report following the Examination process which took place on 24th July 2017.  The report sets out his view that the CIL rates proposed by the council set an appropriate balance between helping to fund necessary new infrastructure and the potential impact of the proposed rates on the economic viability of development across its area. The documents presented to the Examiner and the Examiner’s are available at Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Examination.

The council’s CIL Charging Schedule will come in to force on 18th December 2017.

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Contact us

For queries about our CIL, please email planningenquiries@warwickdc.gov.uk