Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new way of collecting contributions from developments towards the provision of infrastructure required to support growth in Dacorum. It is a tariff that will be applied per square metre of new development, which may vary by scale, use and geography. We are responsible for setting a CIL charge, collecting CIL money and allocating money for infrastructure projects. Its Charging Schedule is required to be independently examined.
The CIL charge is applicable to developments that received planning permission on or after 1 July 2015.
We have prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions to cover CIL. Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 235 KB).
Application forms for CIL
For more information, please visit our Application forms page.
Find out what CIL zone you are in
Interactive map showing planning constraints and CIL zones
Adopted 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)
We submitted our Draft Charging Schedule to the Planning Inspectorate on 16 July 2014. The Draft Charging Schedule and key documents were examined by Mr Philip Staddon Bsc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI on 26 September 2014. He concluded that the Draft Charging Schedule formed an appropriate basis on which to introduce a levy. His report on our CIL can be viewed below:
Inspector's Report (PDF 250 KB)
For more information, and a complete set of examination documents, please visit our Examination Library page.
The CIL Charging Schedule was subject to two stages of public consultation prior to its submission to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination. Our Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule was published for consultation from 12 December 2012 to 12 March 2013 and our Draft Charging Schedule was published for consultation from 22 January 2014 to 12 March 2014. Both documents and our response to comments can be found on our Examination Library page.
We published a Statement of Modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule and associated CIL documents on 16 July 2014. Copies of the proposed modifications were sent to each of the persons invited to make representations on the Draft Charging Schedule and were held at:
- Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead
- Berkhamsted Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted
- Tring Town Council, The Market House, 61 High Street, Tring.
Comments on the Statement of Modifications were sent to the Examiner by the CIL Programme Officer.