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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Charging Schedule - introduction / Background

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in the Planning Act 2008 and defined in the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended). It is a locally set charge on new development that authorities can choose to introduce across their area. It is based on the size and type of development and once set in an area is mandatory to pay and non-negotiable. The funds raised must be used to provide new infrastructure and make improvements to existing infrastructure which are required to support new development across the area.

The Council is considering the introduction of CIL and is currently updating the evidence base to inform the introduction of a Levy. As part of this work, it is good practice to engage with members of the development industry on the emerging viability evidence. Due to the current limitations in holding stakeholder events, the Council is inviting stakeholders in the development industry to review the draft Viability Study. A copy of the draft Viability Study is available below and we would kindly request that responses are returned to us using the questionnaire provided below where possible.

Follow these links to access the Draft Viability Study and CIL Engagement Questionnaire

Please return this questionnaire (or other response) to by the close of Sunday 13 September 2020. Alternatively, responses can be posted to the following address: Planning Policy, Maldon District Council, Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon CM9 5DL.


The Council undertook the first stage of CIL consultation, called the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, in January to March 2014. The second stage, called the Draft Charging Schedule, presents the CIL rates which the Council intends to submit for Examination-in-Public (EiP). Consultation on the CIL Draft Charging Schedule was undertaken in June and July 2014.

Maldon District Council submitted the CIL Draft Charging Schedule to the Secretary of State for EiP on 12 September 2014 following the Council meeting on 11 September; click here to see the Report for further information.

However, with the delay in the approval of the Local Plan, the Council decided to review whether its evidence base and CIL Charging Schedule was sufficiently up to date to provide the sound foundation for a Levy.

The Council is now in the process of reviewing its previous evidence base and further information will be available on this website.

In the meantime, the previous CIL documents can be found in the Archive by clicking here.

Further Information

Please see the Government's CIL webpages here and legislation here.