The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) came into force in April 2010 and allows local authorities to raise funds from owners or developers of land undertaking new building projects in their area, to help fund infrastructure.

The government commissioned an independent review of the Community Infrastructure Levy in November 2015 to assess the extent to which CIL does or can provide an effective mechanism for funding infrastructure, and to recommend changes that would improve its operation in support of the government's wider housing and growth objectives.

The independent review group submitted their report to ministers in October 2016.

View the report and supporting papers on the government website

The government responded to the publication of the review as part of its Housing White paper published in February 2017, specifically at para 2.29 on page 40 the government said;

"…The Government will examine the options for reforming the system of developer contributions including ensuring direct benefit for communities, and will respond to the independent review and make an announcement at Autumn Budget 2017."

View the White Paper on the government website (PDF)

Given that the future of CIL in its current format is uncertain, Herefordshire Council have taken the decision to pause progressing the adoption of CIL locally, until we have the opportunity to review the government's formal response which is expected in the Autumn Statement as stated in the White Paper.

View Community Infrastructure documents and reports

To view previous community infrastructure levy documents visit the archived planning documents page.

For more information visit GOV.UK - Community Infrastructure Levy.