The Community Infrastructure Levy (or CIL for short) is a financial charge on new development expressed at a £ per square metre rate. It is therefore a tool to help fund new infrastructure such as roads and schools that will be needed to support the level of development that is expected to be delivered over the next 20 years. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure requirements but must be on our list as 'priority infrastructure' - this is known as the Reg 123 list. This can extend to things like new or safer road schemes, flood defences, schools, hospitals and other health and social care facilities, park improvements, green spaces and leisure centres.
We are currently in the process of developing the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (the first stage) with a view to consulting on this document in summer 2019. This will have regard to the policies of the adopted Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan including site allocations, build standards, design guidance and affordable housing policies. Based on some of its own indicative viability work and other evidence documents, we fully expect to establish a CIL but expect this to vary across different parts of the city and for different forms of development.