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CIL governance

Find out about how we manage the allocation of CIL funds and our current project priorities

What CIL is used for

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is not intended to fund all infrastructure. We recognise it's only one of many possible funding sources.

When we receive money raised from the CIL, we'll distribute it as follows:

  • 15% to the parish/town council where the development is located. This rises to 25% in areas with an adopted neighbourhood plan
  • 5% for CIL administration costs
  • any remaining money goes to the CIL infrastructure fund to support infrastructure projects


The proceeds of the levy will be spent on local and sub-regional infrastructure to support the development of the area.

The levy will not be used to remedy pre-existing deficiencies, unless the new development makes the deficiency more severe.

Our CIL Governance Document outlines:

  • how and where CIL will be spent
  • who will make the funding decisions for this borough

CIL infrastructure list

We're required to produce a statement of the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure which will be, or may be, wholly or partly funded by CIL. This is referred to as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Infrastructure List. It replaces the Regulation 123 list (R123 list). We're required to do this under the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019.

Our CIL infrastructure list has been separated into two specific project types. This enables the funding to meet wider borough infrastructure requirements, and to support local community needs.

Infrastructure Projects funding over £30,001

  • 18+ Adult Education Infrastructure Projects
  • Green Infrastructure Projects
  • Leisure Time Activities Infrastructure

Infrastructure Projects funding of £2,000 and up to £30,000

  • Education – local initiatives
  • Health
  • Economic Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Open Space and Leisure

This list will be continually reviewed, to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the Borough to support future infrastructure.