Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new mechanism for raising funds for essential infrastructure from development. The levy is an amount that must be paid per square metre of qualifying development. This excludes the following forms of development:

  • Single dwellings;
  • Self-build dwellings;
  • Care homes, extra care and sheltered accommodation;
  • Wholly flatted residential schemes (where the development consists entirely of flats and is not a component of a wider residential development with a mix of dwelling types);
  • Residential annexes and extensions;
  • Structures into which people do not normally go;
  • Structures which are not buildings;
  • All affordable housing (see the council's Discretionary Social Housing Relief Policy);
  • Temporary buildings;
  • Self-build housing;
  • Development for charitable purposes;
  • Applications for development where no buildings are proposed (e.g. mineral extraction sites); and
  • All other forms of non-residential development.

Please note that even though CIL may not be payable on a specific form of development, it may still be necessary to complete the relevant CIL forms. These will be available on the CIL Administration and Collection webpage.

The Borough Council is a ‘Charging Authority’ and implements the levy for the area of Basingstoke and Deane Borough.

View link for details of the CIL charges to be introduced from 25 June 2018

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) adopted its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and supporting policies on 22 March 2018 and it will be brought into effect on 25 June 2018.

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Community Infrastructure Levy

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