The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which allows planning authorities (Cornwall Council) to charge development to fund infrastructure which addresses the cumulative impact of development. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Of the CIL income received, 5% can be retained by the Charging Authority (Cornwall Council) for administering the process, 15-25% is paid to the Town or Parish Council in which development takes place (the ‘Neighbourhood Portion’), and the remaining 70-80% (the ‘Strategic Share’) must be spent on infrastructure to support the development of the area. Please consider the CIL Guidance for Town & Parish Councils for more details.

CIL Regulation 59C sets out that a local council must use CIL receipts to ‘support the development of the local council’s area, or any part of that area, by funding:
a) the provision, improvement, replacement, operation, or maintenance of infrastructure: or

b) anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area͛.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 121B sets out that Town and Parish Councils must prepare a report for any financial year in which it receives CIL payments. This report must be published on the Town or Parish Council’s website and sent to Cornwall Council.

CIL Report 2023/24