Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

What is CIL?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008, that came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Most new development which creates net additional floor space of 100 square metres or more, or creates a new dwelling, is potentially liable for the levy. Two CILs operate in Bexley.

The London Borough of Bexley CIL

Following the independent examination into Bexley's draft CIL Charging Schedule in autumn 2014 and adoption on 2 March 2015 by the Council, the London Borough of Bexley implemented its own CIL Charging Schedule from 30 April 2015 (PDF, 2MB). The charges will be in addition to the Mayoral CIL (see below). The infrastructure projects and types of infrastructure that the Council intends will be or may be funded wholly or partly by CIL can be viewed in the Regulation 123 list (PDF, 65KB). To download the appropriate CIL forms visit the Planning Portal - Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Mayoral CIL

In April 2012 the Mayor of London started operating a CIL to help fund Crossrail. The charge for applicable developments within the London Borough of Bexley is presently £20/m2 (plus indexation). The charge will apply in addition to, and take precedence over, the planning obligation contributions required in Bexley's Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document. Further information on the London Mayor's proposals for a Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy can be found on Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy or on Transport for London CIL.

Further information

Further general information about CIL may be found: