Contents

  1. CIL Guide for Applicants and Developers
  2. Introduction to the CIL and Planning Obligations
    1. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
    2. The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
  3. Background to the CIL
  4. Further Information

Last updated: 29th November 2017


1. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): Guide for Applicants and Developers

If you are looking to apply CIL to Planning Applications you will find a downloadable guide and a CIL calculator on Development Management's page

This page contains information on the CIL and Planning Obligations policies.  The latest CIL Annual Report can be found by following this link.

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2. Introduction to CIL and Planning Obligations

2.1 The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new tariff system that allows local authorities to raise funds from developers to contribute to the costs of providing some of the infrastructure needed for new development.  Rates of CIL are set out for all qualifying development in a document known as a 'CIL Draft Charging Schedule'The Examination Page has details of the preparation of the document.

The documents associated with the approval of the Community Infrastructure Levy are as follows

The Charging Schedule was approved by Full Council on 17th February 2015 and came into effect on 6th April 2015The final CIL charging schedule document is available via this link.

The Examiner’s final report into the Bath and North East Somerset Council Draft Charging Schedule was received on 30th January 2015.  The  examiner  recommended approval of the CIL Charging Schedule, with modifications.  A report to the Full Council Meeting set out the changes made as a result of the Examiner’s Recommenations.  The Report to the Full Council is available via this link.

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2.2 The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Following the implementation of CIL, CIL replaces the Planning Obligations or Section 106 contributions for many forms of infrastructure, although Section 106 agreements will still be used for site-specific mitigation measures and for affordable housing provision. 

Bath and North East Somerset Council approved a revised Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)  at Cabinet on the 11th February 2015 

The Documents and Links associated with the preparation and approval of the Planning Obligations SPD can be found on the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document web page.

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3. Background to Community Infrastructure Levy

Information on the background, preparation, consultation and adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy in Bath and North East Somerset is available within the CIL Timeline and History document.

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4. Further Information

The CIL is based on development proposals in the LDF, viability assessments and the Infrastructure Delivery Programme (IDP).

Click here to go to the Planning Advisory Service website which provides a good introduction to the levy, and an overview of the relationship between the charging of CIL – the schedule and the Spending of CIL infrastructure list (Regulation 123 list).

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