Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in April 2010. It is a planning charge that allows Local Authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to pay for a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development. This can include things like transport schemes, flood defences and green spaces.
The Government in 2019 have made amendments to planning obligations and CIL this means that subject to meeting 3 tests set out in CIL regulations funds from CIL and planning obligations can pay for the same piece of infrastructure regardless of how many planning obligations have already contributed towards an item of infrastructure.
The Council has yet to adopt a CIL charging schedule. In October 2013 Councillors decided not to progress further work on CIL due to viability concerns. At the present time Wyre Forest District Council has not yet decided to work towards a CIL charging schedule but may consider it in the future after the local plan has been adopted. Funds are still raised for needed infrastructure from developers who are building projects through private legal agreements with the Council.