Find out about the CIL in Swindon

The Community Infrastructure Levy (also known as the CIL or 'the Levy') is the Government’s chosen approach to set a mandatory tariff on development. CIL will allow the Council (also known as CIL Charging Authority ‘CA’) to raise funds from new development in its area. CIL receipts will contribute towards funding improvement to infrastructure (facilities and services) that are required to support the development and growth planned for Swindon to 2026.

Adopted community infrastructure levy charging schedule

The adopted CIL Charging Schedule is effective from Monday, 6 April 2015. All relevant planning applications determined on or after this date will subject to the consideration of CIL.

The CIL Charging Schedule ‘CS’ was adopted by a meeting of the Council on Thursday, 26 March 2015, after being commended for adoption by Cabinet on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. This process followed an independent Examination on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 and the publication of the CIL Examination Final Report in February 2015, the requirements of which are incorporated into the adopted CS. 

The adopted Charging Schedule is part of a suit of adopted documents that support the operational management of CIL. The suite of adopted documents contains: 

The CIL Rates contained in the CS will be index linked in accordance with CIL Regulation 40 using the BCIS All-In Tender Price Index (or the Retail Price Index should this cease to be published) value for the 1st November for the preceding year to be applied from 1st January in the following year.

For more information on how indexation would affect development that generates a CIL Liability Notice, please see the council’s CIL Indexation Guidance Note (PDF)

The rates in the adopted CS are only relevant to calculate CIL liability until 31st December 2015.

Indexation will first be applied to the rates in the adopted CIL Charging Schedule on 1st January 2016, and subsequently on the 1st January annually. In applying indexation to the base CIL rate, the rate could increase, decrease or remain the same.  The actual CIL rate generated by applying indexation is produced at the time CIL Liability is being calculated.

CIL Discretionary Relief is not currently available for charities, Social Housing or Exceptional Circumstances. Information of CIL Discretionary Relief and how it could relate to development proposals if it were to be made available is located on the Discretionary Relief from CIL Liability webpage.

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