Community Infrastructure Levy – a New Charge on Development

March 16, 2010
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will come into force on 6 April 2010, subject to approval of regulations currently before Parliament. As well as delivering additional funding for infrastructure, it is intended to provide greater transparency and certainty for developers than the current system of negotiating bespoke s.106 agreements. This update explains the key points of the CIL and the steps which developers and landowners need to take.