Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is CIL?

CIL is a charge on development that came into force in 2010; TMBC policy indicates that a levy will only be charged on residential development. The purpose of the CIL is to fund infrastructure to support local development. TMBC collect the CIL on our behalf and share a percentage with us.

The Parish Council Share

Parish Councils are entitled to a “Neighbourhood proportion” (NP) of the CIL monies. The amount you receive depends on whether or not we have an adopted Neighbourhood Plan in place.

    • No Neighbourhood Plan – You will receive 15% (capped at £100 per existing council tax dwelling in the Council’s area).

    • Adopted Neighbourhood Plan in your area (or a development that has been granted permission by a Neighbourhood Development order)? – You will receive 25% of CIL receipts (uncapped).

CPC do not have a neighbour plan in place at present, this is planned for the future as it is a costly and lengthy process.

What can you spend it on?

CIL monies can be used to support the development of the local area to fund:

    1. the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or

    2. anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area .

“Infrastructure” includes physical, social and green infrastructure e.g. Highways; cycleways; education facilities; sports and community halls; parks and play areas.

CIL monies cannot be used for everyday Parish Council expenditure or for spending on items or services which fall outside the Parish Council’s remit (whether that be by statute or General Power of Competence).

Examples of how CIL monies have been spent by other Parish or Town Councils:

    • Supporting a Town Bus service (Henley on Thames Town Council)

    • Ultrafast fibre Broadband (Waterstock Parish Council)

    • Installing village gates on a main road verge to slow down traffic (Bix and Assendon Parish Council)

Deciding our spending priorities

We will consult with our local community to create your list of local priorities.

To ensure that any consultation is inclusive and meaningful, and that all groups can engage with the CIL process, we will focus on ways of reaching out to all members of the community (particularly those who are less vocal or more vulnerable).

How we are planning to spend the CIL can be viewed on our delivery plan, more details on how we intent to spend the CIL on the field can be found in The recreational field development plan

How we have spent it can be viewed on our live accounts on our finance page or below.

Spending deadline

TMBC will pay out CIL monies based on their instalment policy. The monies should be spent within 5 years of receipt. If they are not, or they are used inappropriately, then TMBC can recover the monies.

CIL finance reports

Other useful links