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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 intends to introduce CIL.

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; please 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 here.

Further Information

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