Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a way of collecting contributions from developers towards the provision of infrastructure required to support growth in Dacorum. CIL is a non-negotiable planning charge introduced by the government under the Planning Act 2008 to provide local authorities with a more flexible and transparent means of funding infrastructure projects across their local area. The levy is charged per square metre of new development (floorspace) and the charge may vary according to the size, location and type of development.
As the charging and collecting authority for Dacorum, we are responsible for setting the CIL charge, collecting CIL money and allocating money for infrastructure projects.
The CIL charge was introduced by Dacorum Borough Council on 1 July 2015 and is applicable to developments that received planning permission on or after 1 July 2015.
We have prepared the following guide on the Community Infrastructure Levy in Dacorum: Dacorum's Guide to CIL (PDF 814KB).
For an overview of the CIL process for developers and landowners, please see our Community Infrastructure Levy Process Flowchart (PDF 487KB).
Frequently asked questions
Please click on the headings below for more information on CIL.
Application forms for CIL
All application forms for the Community Infrastructure Levy can be found on our Application forms page. For more information on the CIL forms 0-9, please see our guide (link above).
Find out what CIL zone you are in
Interactive map showing planning constraints and CIL zones
CIL Charging Schedule
We formally adopted the CIL Charging Schedule and a number of supporting policies at the meeting of the Full Council on 25 February 2015. Please see the documents below:
CIL Charging Schedule - Adopted February 2015 (PDF 2.01 MB)
CIL Notice of Adoption (PDF 283 KB)
CIL Regulation 123 List (PDF 218 KB)
CIL Discretionary Charitable Relief Policy (PDF 161 KB)
CIL Exceptional Circumstances Policy (PDF 109 KB)
CIL Instalments Policy (PDF 114 KB)
CIL Payment in Kind Policy (PDF 160 KB)
If you have any queries on CIL or think your development may be CIL liable, please email Emma Cooper, Strategic Planning and Regeneration (Infrastructure) Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01442 228352.