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 506KB).
For an overview of the CIL process for developers and landowners, please see our Community Infrastructure Levy Process Flowchart (PDF 171KB).
For more information, please also see the Government's CIL guidance.
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 1-14, please see Dacorum's Guide to CIL (PDF 506KB).
The Community Infrastructure Levy is index linked so charges can vary each year if the index rate changes. The table below shows the current index-linked CIL rates that will be used to calculate the liability for planning permissions granted in 2019.
CIL indexation table
||CIL rate (per square metre)
||Zone 1: Berkhamsted and the surrounding area
||Zone 2: Elsewhere
||Zone 3: Hemel Hempstead and Markyate
||Zone 4: Identified sites
|Convenience-based supermarkets and superstores, and retail warehousing (net retailing space over 280 square metres)
*Retirement housing is housing that is purpose built or converted for sale to elderly people with a package of estate management services and which consists of grouped, self-contained accommodation with communal facilities amounting to less than 10 per cent of the gross floor area. These premises often have emergency alarm systems and/or wardens. These properties would not, however, be subject to significant levels of residential care as would be expected in care homes or extra care premises.
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 2.01MB)
CIL Notice of Adoption (PDF 283KB)
Find out what CIL zone you are in
Interactive map showing planning constraints and CIL zones
CIL Regulation 123 List (PDF 218KB)
CIL Discretionary Charitable Relief Policy (PDF 161KB)
CIL Exceptional Circumstances Policy (PDF 109KB)
CIL Instalments Policy (PDF 114KB)
CIL Payment in Kind Policy (PDF 160KB)
If you have any queries on CIL, or think your development may be CIL liable, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01442 228352.