Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Page updated on: 31/08/2023

The preparation of a draft CIL charging schedule in Carmarthenshire has been held in abeyance pending a national review of CIL in Wales. Once further information has been received on the outcome of this review the suitability of a CIL for Carmarthenshire will then be reviewed.

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)? 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 which set out how local authorities can introduce a CIL and changed the way in which planning obligations can be sought through Section 106 Agreements. 

If we elect to adopt a CIL then a range of developments will be liable for a charge under the Charging Schedule which will identify the level of CIL that will be applied to each type of chargeable development.  If introduced, the CIL will be mandatory and will be charged against all new development that meets the qualifying criteria.  The money generated from CIL can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed to support growth in the area. This can include things such as community facilities, education and transport improvements.

As the first stage in establishing the CIL, a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS) was prepared which sets out the proposed charging rates for Carmarthenshire. The following documents were subject to consultation which ended on the 4 November 2016.